take on
verb.
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
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
Synonym: acquire, adopt, assume, take
verb.
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
When will the new President assume office?
verb.
accept as a challenge
I'll tackle this difficult task
Synonym: tackle, undertake
verb.
admit into a group or community
accept students for graduate study|We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
Synonym: take, admit, accept
verb.
contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
Princeton plays Yale this weekend|Charlie likes to play Mary
Synonym: encounter, meet, play