take on


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  • verb

Synonyms for take on

take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

accept as a challenge

admit into a group or community

contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

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For Fallin' and Once Upon the Time, both 1999, the compact scenes of autumn woods and a forest at night move past the burdens of landscape and take on the persistent alienness of a flashback to something that cannot be fully remembered, each cut conveying the overwhelming task of representation, bound to fail.