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    Hi there,
    Does 'take somebody on' mean 'accept somebody'?

    simon

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    Default Re: take me on

    It can have different meanings in differnent contexts.

    If you and I are having a disagreement, and you start to get aggressive, I may say "Do you really want to take me on?" which means "Do you really want to challenge me? To go up against me?"

    If you hire someone as an employee, you have taken them on.

    What context did you read this in?

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    Hi there,
    I heard this when i watched a tv show about 'dating'
    she met the man's family and thought they took her on.
    Does it mean' accept'?
    pete

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    Default Re: take me on

    Without more context, I can't say. It doesn't sound very natural to me, but with more context it might be quite clear.

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