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Synonyms 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"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, usurp, occupy, get into, rent, withdraw, lead, ingest, develop, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, subscribe to, hold, choose, learn, fill, embrace, larn, necessitate, take over, consume, espouse, adopt, demand, don, feign, consider, need, study, dramatize, win, pick out, dramatise, simulate, gain, contract, grow, film, remove, presume, lease, train, ask, meet, take up, bring, strike, use up, select, take, engage, drive, sham, sweep up, make, claim, take for granted, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, take in, submit, convey, take aim, shoot, aim, direct, charter, put on, wear, follow, contain, seize, bear, play, subscribe, encounter, borrow, produce, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, evolve, hire, accept, guide, admit, undertake, arrogate, tackle, conduct

  2. assume, adopt, take on, take over(verb)

    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

    "When will the new President assume office?"

    Synonyms:
    usurp, take in, embrace, absorb, buy up, espouse, simulate, acquire, undertake, don, put on, sweep up, take, take for granted, adopt, strike, borrow, meet, assume, admit, relieve, take over, play, encounter, repeat, presume, arrogate, get into, sham, follow, seize, dramatise, tackle, accept, take on, feign, wear, dramatize, buy out, take up, bear

  3. undertake, tackle, take on(verb)

    accept as a challenge

    "I'll tackle this difficult task"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, admit, meet, adopt, play, accept, encounter, take on, acquire, undertake, assume, guarantee, tackle, take in charge, harness, set about, contract, take, take over

  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"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, acknowledge, take on, carry, live with, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, necessitate, take over, consume, allow in, drive, hire, consider, need, rent, pick out, swallow, contract, accommodate, deal, adopt, include, film, remove, demand, lease, let in, take aim, meet, take up, train, go for, strike, use up, select, take, engage, make, claim, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, shoot, aim, allow, direct, charter, tackle, contain, bear, play, subscribe, encounter, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, consent, intromit, accept, guide, admit, undertake, ask, conduct

  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"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, touch, playact, fiddle, bet, spiel, act, take, foregather, gather, fulfill, dally, run, adjoin, find, match, flirt, suffer, acquire, fulfil, diddle, meet, chance, converge, fit, satisfy, receive, act as, toy, assume, forgather, work, encounter, get together, make for, happen, run into, cope with, fill, play, represent, run across, take over, come across, bring, recreate, roleplay, tackle, trifle, undertake, assemble, contact, bump, take on, accept, admit, wreak, see, adopt, wager

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. take on

    Synonyms:
    (Neuter.) complain, lament, be much affected

  2. take on

    Synonyms:
    (active.) assume, be willing to bear, take upon, take up


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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