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To take charge, or to try to take charge - synonyms or related words

take charge (of)

to take control and become responsible for someone or something

see to

to deal with or take responsibility for someone or something



to be responsible for doing a particular job or piece of work

take over

to take control of something



showing disapproval

to take control of an organization or activity and use it for your own purposes



to start to control something although no one has officially asked you to




to take power that is not legally yours

move in on

to try to control something that someone else controlled before

take the lead

to accept responsibility for dealing with a situation

run with it

to take control of something such as a plan or a problem and add your own ideas in order to make it successful

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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