take upon (v.) Old form(s): takes vpon , vpon
undertake a role, assume a responsibility [for oneself]
1H6 I.ii.71[Reignier to all, of Pucelle] She takes upon her bravely at first dash
Cym V.iv.183[First Gaoler to Posthumus] you ... take upon yourself that which I am sure you do not know
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