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(Present participle of understand) Being aware of the meaning of
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to hire (somebody) for work or a job
“Management has decided to take on at least three new staff members to cope with the increased workload.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for to become very upset, especially needlessly
“Don't take on so. Everything will all turn out fine in the end.”
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Present participle for to confront or come up against
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Present participle for to trust or accept as truth
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Coming and getting somebody
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Present participle for to incorporate into one's schedule
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Present participle for to appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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Present participle for pretend
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Present participle for to choose to take up, follow, or use
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Present participle for sign up for responsibility
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Present participle for to engage in conflict
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Present participle for to rise in opposition
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Present participle for to attempt or try to do (something)
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Present participle for to face something unpleasant with courage and fortitude
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Present participle for to stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion)
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Present participle for to be about
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Present participle for to resist openly and boldly
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Present participle for gain as possession from someone's death
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Present participle for to engage in a competition or contest
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Present participle for to derive from
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Present participle for take an interest in
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Present participle for to engage in forceful or violent confrontations
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Present participle for to accept something willingly or gladly
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Present participle for to make an arrangement or preparation
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Present participle for to operate a device or machinery
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Present participle for be constantly or visibly anxious
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Present participle for to assign officially to a job or position
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Present participle for to declare to be untrue
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Present participle for be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment
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Present participle for to demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
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Present participle for assert something as a position in an argument
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Present participle for to feel or express deep sorrow for
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Present participle for to engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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Present participle for have a heated argument or disagreement
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Present participle for add or attach as a condition or consequence
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Present participle for to complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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Present participle for speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way
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Present participle for to express one's opposition to or disagreement with something
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Present participle for to engage in competition to attain (a position of power)
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Present participle for to criticize or oppose fiercely and publicly
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Present participle for to admit formally into an office, rank or position
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Present participle for to acquire something, usually over a period of time
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Present participle for to grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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Present participle for to admit, enroll or welcome into a place or a group
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(of troops) Present participle for to suddenly attack and capture (a building or other place) by means of force
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The action or fact of adopting or being adopted
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The process of finding candidates for a post in an organization or team
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An legal or formal agreeing to the action, proposals, or terms of another
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Coming to power
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