take office

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Related to take office: leave office, Office copy, Office bearer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.take office - assume an office, duty, or title; "When will the new President take office?"
take up, start - begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; "Take up a position"; "start a new job"
accede, enter - take on duties or office; "accede to the throne"
assume, take on, take over, adopt - take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
leave office, step down, quit, resign - give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
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And this, as I imagine, is the reason why the forwardness to take office, instead of waiting to be compelled, has been deemed dishonourable.
Although he doesn't take office until January, Kreidler said he already was meeting with a newly created transition team.