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- v. To acquire, bring in, or introduce.
- v. To begin to have or exhibit.
- v. To assume responsibility for.
- v. To attempt to fight or compete.
- v. To catch on, do well; to become popular.
- v. To show emotion, to grieve or be concerned about something or someone.
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- v. admit into a group or community
- v. accept as a challenge
- v. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
- v. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
- v. contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
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But Rodriguez can also take on such a PR-savvy, urbane demeanor he has been mistaken for a moderate or even slightly progressive evangelical and can travel in Democratic Party circles with ease and helped draft a major policy document, released in 2007 by the Democratic Party centrist group The Third Way, that purported to present a road map for moving America beyond the ongoing, contentious culture war battles over reproductive and gay rights.
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Bundy thus conveyed to the president both a range of others analyses and views and his own acerbic take on themall this to Kennedys enormous satisfaction.
A glitch in transition planning meant that Bundy did not even initially take on the crucial role of briefing the president on each days new intelligencea role most of his successors would take for granted.
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