Definition of Take office

1. Verb. Assume an office, duty, or title. "When will the new President take office?"

Generic synonyms: Start, Take Up
Specialized synonyms: Accede, Enter, Adopt, Assume, Take On, Take Over
Antonyms: Leave Office

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Office

take leave
take leave of one's senses
take life as it comes
take lightly
take lying down
take matters into one's own hands
take no for an answer
take no notice of
take note
take notes
take notice
take off
take offence
take offense
take office (current term)
take on
take on board
take on faith
take one's ball and go home
take one's best shot
take one's breath away
take one's chance
take one's chances
take one's eye off the ball
take one's hat off to
take one's leave
take one's lumps
take one's own life
take one's pick

Literary usage of Take office

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1903)
"... John claims the Foreign Office—Lord Clarendon declines to take Office —Lord Clarendon's Interview" with the Queen—Mr. Cobden declines to take Office—The ..."

2. Dictionary of Historical Allusions by Thomas Benfield Harbottle (1903)
"It ended in Peel refusing to take office, and Lord Melbourne coming back. A protest signed by a hastily summoned meeting of the minority of the House of ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... of such a kind that they could neither take office, nor havo power to buy or sell any thing. Subsequently, however, iu the course of time, ..."

4. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1867)
"... and it was always one up and the other down, and sometimes it was inconvenient for either to take office. It had therefore been deemed advisable to make ..."

5. The Life and Times of Henry, Lord Brougham by Henry Peter Brougham Brougham and Vaux (1872)
"Lord Grey sent for.—Formation of the Whig Ministry.—Intention to support it, but not to take Office.—Offer of Attorney-generalship and Great Seal declined. ..."

6. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1890)
"838 et seq. ; To take Office — sec. 841 ; To admit to Office — sees. 842-846 ; To restore to Office — sec. 847. 5. To obtain Possession and Inspection of ..."

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