|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|
|4.||[ verb ] set about dealing with|
"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|