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  Definition of take on
  1. 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"
  2. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
  3. 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"
  4. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
  5. accept as a challenge; "I''ll tackle this difficult task"
Similar Words: assume, acquire, adopt, take, meet, encounter, play, accept, admit, take over, undertake, tackle

 

Hyponyms: re-assume, confront, face, replay, profess, resume, rise

 

Grouped Verbs: play, admit, let in, include

 

Entailments: compete, vie, contend

 

Derivational Morphology: playing period, period of play, play, playing, brush, clash, encounter, skirmish, meet, sports meeting, assumption, laying claim, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling

 

Anagrams: Keaton

 

 
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