What does take on mean?

Definitions for take on

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word take on.

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"


  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 for take on »

  1. aketon, no-take


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take on in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    I didn't want to take on this role.

  2. Thomas Maligno:

    Families very rarely can take on the extra money of an SBA loan.

  3. President Obama:

    We should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration.

  4. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker:

    If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the globe.

  5. Meri Daniel:

    I feel so energetic, vitalized. I'm ready to take on the world, actually.

Images & Illustrations of take on

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Translations for take on

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • antreten, auf sich nehmen, aufnehmen, annehmen, übernehmen, einbringenGerman
  • αντιμετωπίζωGreek
  • desafiarSpanish
  • kilpaillaFinnish
  • provarci, prendere le sembianze, caricare, prendere in carico, assumere, affrontare, sfidareItalian
  • introduceren, uitdagen, innemen, opnemen, aannemenDutch

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