Definition of Take charge

1. Verb. Assume control.

Exact synonyms: Take Control, Take Hold
Generic synonyms: Head, Lead
Specialized synonyms: Move In On



Definition of Take charge

1. Verb. to assume control or responsibility ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Charge

take advantage
take after
take against
take aim
take apart
take arms
take away
take away from
take back
take by storm
take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge (current term)
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in
take down
take down a peg
take effect
take exception
take exception to
take fire
take five
take flight
take for

Literary usage of Take charge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In 1775 Mr. Eyre returned to England to take charge of the Stella mission near Newcastle, on the invitation of his kinsman, Thomas Eyre. ..."

2. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"At this time express companies had not been established, and Mr. Smith was called upon to take charge of bank exchanges and other moneyed transactions ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"It did not undertake to invest any officer or agent of the Department with authority to go into a state and without its assent take charge of the ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"General Upton's division to Augusta, General McCook'e division to Tallahassee, to receive the surrender of those garrisons, take charge of the public ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"Appellees prayed in their bill for an accounting to show the correct balance due appellant, for the appointment of a receiver to take charge of the property ..."

6. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"In December of that year he was ordered as chief engineer to take charge of a government survey of the Panama route. At the request of the Nicaragua ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In 1775 Mr. Eyre returned to England to take charge of the Stella mission near Newcastle, on the invitation of his kinsman, Thomas Eyre. ..."

8. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"At this time express companies had not been established, and Mr. Smith was called upon to take charge of bank exchanges and other moneyed transactions ..."

9. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"It did not undertake to invest any officer or agent of the Department with authority to go into a state and without its assent take charge of the ..."

10. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"General Upton's division to Augusta, General McCook'e division to Tallahassee, to receive the surrender of those garrisons, take charge of the public ..."

11. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"Appellees prayed in their bill for an accounting to show the correct balance due appellant, for the appointment of a receiver to take charge of the property ..."

12. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"In December of that year he was ordered as chief engineer to take charge of a government survey of the Panama route. At the request of the Nicaragua ..."

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