What is another word for take on?

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To confront or come up against
“Nadal will take on his old rival, and friend, Federer in the final of the tournament.”
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To stand up to
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“The reporter would decide to take on the senator for his controversial comments.”
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To hire (somebody) for work or a job
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“Management has decided to take on at least three new staff members to cope with the increased workload.”
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To accept responsibility for (doing) something
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“He has agreed to take on the task of getting himself into shape.”
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To adopt a feigned quality or manner
“He's somewhat of a chameleon who can take on a variety of guises.”
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To emulate or adopt as one's own
“The newly arrived residents were eager to take on the language and culture of their adopted homeland.”
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(British, informal) To become very upset, especially needlessly
“Don't take on so. Everything will all turn out fine in the end.”
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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To trust or accept as truth
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Come and get somebody
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To incorporate into one's schedule
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To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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To take on an affectation
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To engage in conflict
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To rise in opposition
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To attempt or try to do (something)
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To be aware of the meaning of
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To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion)
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To be about
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Allow entry or use
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Gain as possession from someone's death
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To admit formally into an office, rank or position
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To derive from
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To feel or express deep sorrow for
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To try to cope with
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Take an interest in; participate
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To accept something willingly or gladly
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To make an arrangement or preparation
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To operate a device or machinery
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Be constantly or visibly anxious
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To declare to be untrue
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Be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment
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Assert something as a position in an argument
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To engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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Have a heated argument or disagreement
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Add or attach as a condition or consequence
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To complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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Speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way
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To express one's opposition to or disagreement with something
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To criticize or oppose fiercely and publicly