Definitions for take on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take(verb)

    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(verb)

    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

    "When will the new President assume office?"

  3. undertake, tackle, take on(verb)

    accept as a challenge

    "I'll tackle this difficult task"

  4. accept, admit, take, take on(verb)

    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(verb)

    contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

    "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. take on(verb)ɪk

    to decide to do sth that takes a lot of effort, time, etc.

    Are you sure you want to take this project on?; a grandmother who has taken on the care of her grandchild


  1. take on(Verb)

    To acquire, bring in, or introduce.

  2. take on(Verb)

    To begin to have or exhibit.

  3. take on(Verb)

    To assume responsibility for.

  4. take on(Verb)

    To attempt to fight or compete.

  5. take on(Verb)

    To catch on, do well; to become popular.

Anagrams of take on

  1. aketon, no-take

Translations for take on

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

take on

to agree to do (work etc); to undertake

He took on the job.

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