HyperDic: take_on

English > 5 senses of the expression take on:
VERBchangetake on, assume, acquire, adopt, taketake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
socialtake on, assume, adopt, take overtake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
socialtake on, undertake, tackleaccept as a challenge
possessiontake on, accept, admit, takeadmit into a group or community
competitiontake on, meet, encounter, playcontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle
English > take on: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningtake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsassume, acquire, adopt, take
Narrowerre-assumetake on again, as after a time lapse
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishadoptar, adquirir, asumir
Catalanadoptar, adquirir, assumir
English > take on: 5 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsassume, adopt, take over
Narrowerresumeassume anew
Broadertake officeassume an office, duty, or title
Spanishadoptar, adquirir, asumir, tomar
Catalanadoptar, adquirir, assumir, prendre
English > take on: 5 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningAccept as a challenge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsundertake, tackle
NarrowerriseExert oneself to meet a challenge
Broaderconfront, face up, faceDeal with (something unpleasant) head on
See alsotakeget into one's hands, take physically
Spanishabordar, emprender, encarar, placar
Catalanabordar, emprendre, encarar
English > take on: 5 senses > verb 4, possession
MeaningAdmit into a group or community.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot take on Sue
Synonymsaccept, admit, take
NarrowerprofessReceive into a religious order or congregation
Broaderaccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
Similar toadmit, let in, includeAllow participation in or the right to be part of
Spanishaceptar, admitir, recibir
Catalanacceptar, admetre
English > take on: 5 senses > verb 5, competition
Meaningcontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsmeet, encounter, play
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Narrowerconfront, faceOppose, as in hostility or a competition
replayrepeat a game / game / game against the same opponent
Similar toplayparticipate in games / games or sport
playShoot or hit in a particular manner
playemploy in a game / game or in a specific position
playUse or move
Spanishenfrentarse, enfrentar, jugar
Catalanenfrontar-se, jugar

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