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To have accepted
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To have derived from
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To have dealt with a matter or issue
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To have acquired something, usually over a period of time
“The newly arrived residents were eager to take on the language and culture of their adopted homeland.”
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Past tense 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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Past tense 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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Past tense 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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Past tense 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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Past tense 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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(British, informal) Past tense 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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Past tense for to confront or come up against
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Past tense for begin or start again
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Past tense for to appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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Past tense for sign up for responsibility
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Past tense for to engage in conflict
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Past tense for to rise in opposition
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Past tense for to be aware of the meaning of
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Past tense for to be about
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Past tense for to resist openly and boldly
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Past tense for gain as possession from someone's death
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Past tense for to engage in a competition or contest
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Past tense for to incorporate into one's schedule
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Past tense for to make an effort at doing something
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Past tense for to assign officially to a job or position
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Past tense for take an interest in
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Past tense for to engage in forceful or violent confrontations
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Past tense for to accept something willingly or gladly
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Past tense for to believe as valid or correct
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Past tense for to make an arrangement or preparation
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Past tense for to operate a device or machinery
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Past tense for be constantly or visibly anxious
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Past tense for to declare to be untrue
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Past tense for be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment
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Past tense for to engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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Past tense for have a heated argument or disagreement
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Past tense for add or attach as a condition or consequence
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Past tense for speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way
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Past tense for to express one's opposition to or disagreement with something
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Past tense for to engage in competition to attain a position or prize
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Past tense for to criticize or oppose fiercely and publicly
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Past tense for to admit formally into an office, rank or position
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Gave a ride to
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Past tense for to make a false show or pretense of
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Past tense for to grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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Past tense for to admit, enroll or welcome into a place or a group
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(of troops) Past tense for to suddenly attack and capture (a building or other place) by means of force
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