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.
I will be there the day I take office with motions in hand to start taking care of my agenda,'' Smith said.
Although he doesn't take office until January, Kreidler said he already was meeting with a newly created transition team.