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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



formal 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

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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