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take on


1 take on

Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.

synonyms: acquire, adopt, assume, take.

Roget 837: be dejected etc. adj.; grieve; mourn etc. (lament) 839; take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.    ... show more

Roget 832: be discontented etc. adj.; quarrel with one's bread and butter; repine; regret etc. 833; wish one at the bottom of the Red Sea; take on, take to heart; shrug the shoulders; make a wry face, pull a long face; ... show more

Roget 828: feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, undergo pain, bear pain, endure pain etc. n., smart, ache etc. (physical pain) 378; suffer, ... show more

Dutch: aannemen

2 take on

Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.

synonyms: adopt, assume, take over.

Dutch: uitdagen, op zich nemen, aannemen, aanvaarden, belasten, opnemen, verplichten

3 take on

Accept as a challenge.

synonyms: tackle, undertake.

4 take on

Admit into a group or community.

synonyms: accept, admit, take.

Dutch: accepteren

5 take on

Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.

synonyms: encounter, meet, play.

Moby thesaurus: accept, ache, acquire, add, admit, adopt, agonize, air a grievance, annex, antagonize, append, appropriate, assume, attack, attempt, battle, be livid, be pissed, beat against, beat up against ... show more.

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