1. [ verb ] take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Synonyms: take assume acquire adopt

"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"

Related terms: change re-assume
2. [ verb ] take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
Synonyms: assume take_over adopt

"When will the new President assume office?"

Related terms: take_office resume assumption
3. [ verb ] accept as a challenge
Synonyms: tackle undertake
Related terms: confront
4. [ verb ] set about dealing with
Synonyms: undertake tackle

"I'll try to tackle this difficult task"

Related terms: confront confront rise braving
5. [ verb ] admit into a group or community
Synonyms: accept take admit

"accept students for graduate study" "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

Related terms: accept profess admit
6. [ verb ] contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
Synonyms: meet encounter play

"Princeton plays Yale this weekend" "Charlie likes to play Mary"

Related terms: confront replay play play play play brush meet compete
Similar spelling:   tack_on