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I'd like to know a word meaning "take over" when it comes to one's mind.

Tonight, a dream that's not hers takes over her mind in a way that she can't push it to the background.

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I'm tempted to add "commandeer" and "hijack" to Josh61's list in case you're looking for a more active sense of "take over."

While "occupy" elicits the image of taking over and sitting there, "commandeer" and "hijack" suggest taking over and moving in another direction.

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  • Nice answer, but maybe you can provide or link to (reputable) dictionary definitions? It might attract more votes.
    – DyingIsFun
    Jun 19, 2016 at 16:13

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