Definition of take on
- took on new responsibilities
- took on the neighborhood bully
- the city's plaza takes on a carnival air
- —W. T. LeViness
- what values does the function take on
- she cried, and took on like a distracted body
- —Daniel Defoe
will take on his chief opponent in the next political debate
decided to take her on as store manager
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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