Being in Charge

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 25

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
to controlverb

to have power over a person, company, country, etc. and to decide how things should be done

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to governverb

to regulate or control a person, course of action or event or the way something happens

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to watch oververb

to be in charge of someone or something and to protect them from any harm

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to command
to commandverb

to have authority over or be in charge of a unit in the army

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to superviseverb

to be in charge of someone or an activity and watch them to make sure everything is done properly

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to look afterverb

to be in charge of someone and attend to their needs or to take care of something

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to take careverb

to deal with a task, problem, etc. or be responsible for a person

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to manageverb

to be in charge of a team, organization, department, etc. and put the affairs in order

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to leadverb

to control and be in command of a group of people, company, etc.

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to headverb

to lead or be in charge of an organization, team, etc.

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to runverb

to manage and organize something such as a business, campaign, etc.

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to administerverb

to be responsible for a company, organization, etc. and manage its affairs, including financial matters

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to call the shotsphrase

to have the position of authority or control

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to chairverb

to act as the chairperson of a committee or meeting

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to moderateverb

to be in charge of a debate or discussion or to chair an assembly such as a parliament meeting, council, etc.

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to presideverb

to have or act in an authoritative role in a ceremony, meeting, etc.

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to wieldverb

to have a lot of power, influence, etc. and be able to use it

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to take chargephrase

to take control or responsibility of something or someone

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to handleverb

to have the responsibility for directing a company, business, etc.

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to take oververb

to take control and begin to be in charge of something

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to arrogateverb

to take control of something without any legal basis

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to assumeverb

to take or begin to have power or responsibility

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supervisoryadjective

relating to or having the responsibility of directing and watching a person or an activity

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executiveadjective

using or having the power to decide on important matters, plans, etc.

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to dictateverb

to tell someone what to do or not do, in an authoritative way

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to boss aroundverb

to tell people constantly what to do or how to behave, in an arrogant way

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to bidverb

to try to achieve something

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to decreeverb

to make an official judgment, decision, or order

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to defyverb

to refuse to respect a person of authority or to observe a law, rule, etc.

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to delegateverb

to give part of the power, authority, work, etc. to a representative

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in the ascendantphrase

having or gaining more popularity, power or influence

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in the driving seatphrase

being in charge of a relationship, situation, organization, etc.

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in the saddlephrase

being in a position of responsibility, power or authority

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to bureaucratizeverb

to run or govern an organization or state based on complicated administrative procedures

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to rule the roostphrase

to be in control and have absolute power in a group or in a situation

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to pull the stringsphrase

to secretly control a situation or people’s actions

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to see toverb

to attend to something particular

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to take the leadverb

to agree to be in charge of a situation

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in charge ofphrase

being responsible for or having control of something

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on topphrase

in a winning situation or in control

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in controlphrase

having the power or ability to make decisions or manage something

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