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Synonyms for enter upon

take possession of

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I improved, of course, after experiences too numerous to enter upon, so that there were divers girls to whom I could lift my hat and who would walk beside me in the early evenings.
For some months past, my brave colleagues," continued Barbicane, "I have been asking myself whether, while confining ourselves to our own particular objects, we could not enter upon some grand experiment worthy of the nineteenth century; and whether the progress of artillery science would not enable us to carry it out to a successful issue.
Better to live in fellowship with the deathless gods continually, rich, wealthy, and enjoying stories of grain, than to sit always in a gloomy cave: and, as regards honour, I too will enter upon the rite that Apollo has.
463-495) Then Hermes answered him with artful words: `You question me carefully, O Far-worker; yet I am not jealous that you should enter upon my art: this day you shall know it.
To-night, Joe several times invited me, by the display of his fast-diminishing slice, to enter upon our usual friendly competition; but he found me, each time, with my yellow mug of tea on one knee, and my untouched bread-and-butter on the other.
So far I have not handled any dues or taken any bribes, and I don't know what to think of it; for here they tell me that the governors that come to this island, before entering it have plenty of money either given to them or lent to them by the people of the town, and that this is the usual custom not only here but with all who enter upon governments.
There is no week, nor day, nor hour, when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their supreme confidence in themselves, and lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
If the Shah is in a gracious mood, he holds a pleasant conversation with him; and thus, as it were, conveys to the people of Persia through him the royal content in his subjects, and the royal wishes and hopes for the great and ancient people of Persia, as they once more enter upon a new year.
We are now apparently going to enter upon two interlocking processes that go nowhere.
The agency added that Cairo International Airport authorities had been instructed to let all Palestinians of all ages enter upon arrival without any security measures, whether they came to visit Egypt or to head to Gaza.
Along the way Winther compares these changes with those experienced not so long ago in developed countries, and the ways in which we have become dependent upon something that generally does not enter upon our consciousness.
It is pertinent to the purchaser in that it not only further defines the information contained in the LOA, but also because it identifies the information that the purchaser must enter upon acceptance such as the Mark For and Freight Forwarder codes.
You will bear with you to your homes the remembrance of the pledge I have this day given to discharge all the high duties of my exalted station according to the best of my ability, and I shall enter upon their performance with entire confidence in the support of a just and generous people.
At this point we enter upon the familiar curve of a Nonconformist biography, one that make its way through transgression and repentance to redemption.
It represents the medical profession they will enter upon graduation, so it's a very special occasion for them.