takeover - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˈteɪkˌəʊvə(r)/
singulartakeover
pluraltakeovers
  1. 1
    a situation in which one company takes control of another company by buying a majority of its shares
    a takeover bid (=an offer to pay a particular amount in order to get control of a company):

    Shareholders have accepted a takeover bid.

    a hostile takeover (=opposed by the company that is being bought):

    The business is vulnerable to a hostile takeover.

    See also merger