takeover

[teyk-oh-ver]
noun
1.
the act of seizing, appropriating, or arrogating authority, control, management, etc.
2.
an acquisition or gaining control of a corporation through the purchase or exchange of stock.
Also, take-over.


Origin:
1940–45; noun use of verb phrase take over

antitakeover, adjective, noun
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takeover
1917, "an act of taking over," noun derivative of verbal phrase take over (1884), from take (v.) + over. Attested from 1958 in the corporate sense.
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Example sentences
But jellyfish are thriving and appear poised for a takeover.
One can argue about whether these are good ideas or not, but in no case do his
  proposals seek or result in any kind of takeover.
There are incentives and then there is out-right takeover of the system.
By any standard that was a bargain, but the takeover raises some concerns.
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