1. coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover, group action
usage: a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
2. takeover, buyout
usage: a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation
1. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate, take
usage: 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"
2. assume, adopt, take on, take over, take office
usage: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
3. take over, relieve, free, discharge
usage: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
4. bear, take over, accept, assume, take
usage: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
5. take over, buy out, buy up, buy, purchase
usage: take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
6. repeat, take over, act, move
usage: do over; "They would like to take it over again"
7. adopt, borrow, take over, take up, accept, take, have
usage: take up and practice as one's own
8. absorb, take over, fund
usage: take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"