Definition of take charge in English:

take charge


  • Assume control or responsibility.

    ‘the candidate must take charge of an actual flight’
    • ‘She hesitated a moment, not used to taking charge or giving direction.’
    • ‘They will do so by learning from our mistakes, taking responsibility and taking charge.’
    • ‘A female referee will take charge of a York City match for the first time in the club's history tomorrow.’
    • ‘In 1985 he passed the snooker refereeing exam and began taking charge in club and county matches.’
    • ‘Rather than taking charge and responsibility of the situation, one finds someone or something to blame.’
    preside, preside over, take charge, be in charge, be in charge of, be responsible, be responsible for, direct, head, head up, manage, oversee, superintend, supervise, conduct, run, lead, chair, take the chair
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