Synonyms of take on


1. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take, change

usage: 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. assume, adopt, take on, take over, take office

usage: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"

3. undertake, tackle, take on, confront, face up, face

usage: accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"

4. accept, admit, take, take on, accept, take, have

usage: 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"

5. meet, encounter, play, take on

usage: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"

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