take office


: to begin the job or responsibility of one in a position of authority especially in the government
The former governor took office in 1998.

Examples of take office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The winner of the next presidential election, Ulysses S. Grant, appointed Stanton to the Supreme Court, but the former secretary of war died just one day before he was set to take office. Vanessa Armstrong, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Mar. 2024 Lai, a 64-year-old doctor who came from a poor mining family, will take office on May 20. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 15 Jan. 2024 Guatemalan prosecutors called on electoral authorities Friday to annul this year’s general election on grounds that it was marred by irregularities, a move that risks fueling political turmoil a month before President-elect Bernardo Arévalo is due to take office. Juan Montes, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2023 He was unseated in the city’s May Democratic primary election by State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, who is expected to win a decisive victory in the November general election and take office in January. Alex Dalton, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 Trump was previously the oldest-ever president to take office, and was 70 at his 2017 inauguration. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 1 June 2023 Whoever is appointed would take office immediately and serve until voters choose a successor — in this case during the November 2024 general election. Jmanning, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 That presumably means that Walensky’s successor will also be able to take office without going through a Senate confirmation process. Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Walensky was not trained in public health. Helen Branswell, STAT, 5 May 2023 The winners will take office at a time when students are still dealing with the pandemic’s effects on their academic progress, social connections and home life. Rory Linnane, Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2023

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“Take office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20office. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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