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- UK [ˈteɪkˌəʊvə(r)] / US [ˈteɪkˌoʊvər]
Word forms "takeover":
singular takeover plural takeovers1) a situation in which one company takes control of another company by buying a majority of its sharesa takeover bid (= an offer to pay a particular amount in order to get control of a company):a hostile takeover (= opposed by the company that is being bought):
Shareholders have accepted a takeover bid.
The business is vulnerable to a hostile takeover.See:merger2) an act of taking control of a country or organization by an army, group etc, especially by force
Accusations of corruption against the government resulted in a military takeover.
English dictionary. 2014.
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takeover — take·over / tāk ˌō vər/ n: the acquisition of control or possession (as of a corporation) a hostile takeover Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. takeover … Law dictionary
takeover — ake o*ver n. (Business, Finance) The acquisition of ownership of one company by another company, usually by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock or by exchanging stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company. It is … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
takeover — (n.) 1917, an act of taking over, noun derivative of verbal phrase take over (1884), from TAKE (Cf. take) (v.) + OVER (Cf. over). Attested from 1958 in the corporate sense … Etymology dictionary
takeover — ► NOUN ▪ an act of assuming control of something, especially the buying out of one company by another … English terms dictionary
takeover — [tāk′ō΄vər] n. the act or an instance of assuming control or possession; esp., a) the usurpation of power in a nation, organization, etc. ☆ b) the assumption of ownership or control of a corporation esp. through the acquisition of its stock: Also … English World dictionary
Takeover — General term referring to transfer of control of a firm from one group of shareholder s to another group of shareholders. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * takeover take‧o‧ver [ˈteɪkˌəʊvə ǁ ˌoʊvər] noun [countable] FINANCE the act of… … Financial and business terms
takeover — General term referring to transfer of control of a firm from one group of shareholders to another group of shareholders. Change in the controlling interest of a corporation, either through a friendly acquisition or an unfriendly, hostile , bid. A … Financial and business terms
Takeover — This article is about the business term. For Takeover, see Takeover (disambiguation). For the science fiction series, see Hostile Takeover Trilogy . In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or… … Wikipedia
takeover — n. 1) a hostile takeover (of a firm) 2) (misc.) a takeover bid * * * (misc.) a takeover bid a hostile takeover (of a firm) (D;intr.,tr.) to takeover from (the new government has taken over from the outgoing government; we will takeover power from … Combinatory dictionary
takeover — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ attempted, proposed ▪ hostile ▪ company, corporate ▪ communist, military … Collocations dictionary