Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb take_on

5 senses of take on

Sense 1
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")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
assume, adopt, take on, take over -- (take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?")
       => take office -- (assume an office, duty, or title; "When will the new President take office?")

Sense 3
undertake, tackle, take on -- (accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task")
       => confront, face up, face -- (deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes")

Sense 4
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")
       => accept, take, have -- (receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present")

Sense 5
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")

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