[v] take by conquest; as of territory
[v] take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
[v] take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
[v] take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
[v] seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
[v] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
[v] take up and practice as one's own
[v] take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
[v] free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
[v] do over; "They would like to take it over again"
absorb, accept, adopt, adopt, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, assume, bear, borrow, buy out, buy up, capture, conquer, relieve, repeat, seize, take on, take up, usurp
act, buy, carry, colonise, colonize, discharge, ditto, face the music, free, fund, have, move, preoccupy, purchase, raid, resume, take, take office