take on the mantle of

Definition of take on the mantle of

  1. :  to take on the job of He took on the mantle of director.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  a loose sleeveless garment worn over other clothes :  cloak

    :  a figurative cloak symbolizing preeminence or authority

    :  something that covers, enfolds, or envelops (see envelop 1)

  1. :  to cover with or as if with a mantle :  cloak

    :  to become covered with a coating

    :  to spread over a surface

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