take on


Definition of TAKE ON

to enter into contest or conflict with <will take on his chief opponent in the next political debate>
Related Words emulate, rival; contend, fight, oppose
Near Antonyms elude, escape, evade; retreat
to provide with a paying job <decided to take her on as store manager>
Synonyms assume, engage, fee [chiefly Scottish], hire, lay on [chiefly British], pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up or on), take on
Near Antonyms furlough, lay off, lock out
Antonyms ax (or axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack
to take for one's own use (something originated by another) <recently arrived immigrants who are eager to take on the language and culture of their adopted homeland>

March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
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