Textual thesaurus for "take on"

(verb) acquire, adopt, assume, take

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

(verb) encounter, meet, play

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

Princeton plays Yale this weekend; Charlie likes to play Mary

(verb) accept, admit, take

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

(verb) assume, adopt, take over

take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

When will the new President assume office?

(verb) tackle, undertake

accept as a challenge

I'll tackle this difficult task