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    take on - Dictionary definition and meaning for word take on

    Definition
    (verb) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    Synonyms : acquire , adopt , assume , take
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    Synonyms : adopt , assume , take over
    Example Sentence
    • When will the new President assume office?
    Definition
    (verb) accept as a challenge
    Synonyms : tackle , undertake
    Example Sentence
    • I'll tackle this difficult task
    Definition
    (verb) admit into a group or community
    Synonyms : accept , admit , take
    Example Sentence
    • accept students for graduate study
    • We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
    Definition
    (verb) contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    Synonyms : encounter , meet , play
    Example Sentence
    • Princeton plays Yale this weekend
    • Charlie likes to play Mary
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