Definitions for take on
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"
assume, adopt, take on, take over(verb)
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
"When will the new President assume office?"
undertake, tackle, take on(verb)
accept as a challenge
"I'll tackle this difficult task"
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"
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
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
To acquire, bring in, or introduce.
To begin to have or exhibit.
To assume responsibility for.
To attempt to fight or compete.
To catch on, do well; to become popular.
Translations for take on
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to agree to do (work etc); to undertake
He took on the job.
- يَتَعَهَّد، يأخُذ على نَفْسِهArabic
- захващам сеBulgarian
- aceitarPortuguese (BR)
- påtage sigDanish
- vastu võtma, ette võtmaEstonian
- به عهده گرفتن؛ تقبل کردنFarsi
- ottaa tehdäkseenFinnish
- accepter, se charger deFrench
- सहमत होनाHindi
- preuzeti, prihvatitiCroatian
- taka að sérIcelandic
- sutikti ką daryti, apsiimtiLithuanian
- stāties darbāLatvian
- bersetuju menerimaMalay
- påta segNorwegian
- podjąć sięPolish
- a accepta; a lua asupra saRomanian
- браться заRussian
- ta på sigSwedish
- üstlenmek, kabul etmekTurkish
- 承擔Chinese (Trad.)
- راضي ہونا، قبول کرناUrdu
- đồng ýVietnamese
- 承担Chinese (Simp.)
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