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take on

 
Verb take on has 5 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. assume, adopt, take on, take over - take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
    --2 is one way to take office
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. undertake, tackle, take on - accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"
    --3 is one way to confront, face up, face
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  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"
    --4 is one way to accept, take, have
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot take on Sue
  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"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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