take on

Primary Meanings of take on

1.
v
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
2.
v
accept as a challenge
3.
v
admit into a group or community
4.
v
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Full Definitions of take on
1

v take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Synonyms:
adopt, assume, take over
Types:
resume
assume anew
Type of:
take office
assume an office, duty, or title
2

v accept as a challenge

Synonyms:
tackle, undertake
Types:
rise
exert oneself to meet a challenge
Type of:
confront, face, face up
deal with (something unpleasant) head on

v contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

Synonyms:
encounter, meet, play
play
participate in games or sport
play
employ in a game or in a specific position
play
use or move
play
shoot or hit in a particular manner
Types:
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confront, face
oppose, as in hostility or a competition
replay
repeat a game against the same opponent
breast, front
confront bodily
take the bull by the horns
face a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it
match, oppose, pit, play off
set into opposition or rivalry
3

v admit into a group or community

Synonyms:
accept, admit, take
admit, include, let in
allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
Types:
profess
receive into a religious order or congregation
Type of:
accept, have, take
receive willingly something given or offered
4

v take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Synonyms:
acquire, adopt, assume, take
Types:
re-assume
take on again, as after a time lapse
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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