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Overview of verb take_on

The verb take on has 5 senses


  • assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take -- (take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables")

  • assume, adopt, take on, take over -- (take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?")

  • undertake, tackle, take on -- (accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task")

  • accept, admit, take, take on -- (admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member")

  • meet, encounter, play, take on -- (contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary")