take on

Definitions of take on
  1. verb
    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    synonyms: adopt, assume, take over
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    resume
    assume anew
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    take office
    assume an office, duty, or title
  2. verb
    accept as a challenge
    synonyms: tackle, undertake
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    rise
    exert oneself to meet a challenge
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    confront, face, face up
    deal with (something unpleasant) head on
  3. verb
    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
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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
  4. verb
    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
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    profess
    receive into a religious order or congregation
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    accept, have, take
    receive willingly something given or offered
  5. verb
    take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    synonyms: acquire, adopt, assume, take
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    re-assume
    take on again, as after a time lapse
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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