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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They will do so by learning from our mistakes, taking responsibility and taking charge.’
    • ‘Rather than taking charge and responsibility of the situation, one finds someone or something to blame.’
    take charge, direct, manage, oversee, superintend, supervise, conduct, run, lead, chair, take the chair
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