Synonyms of 'take someone on'
▷ See take
1 compete against
I knew I couldn't take him on if it came to a fight.
A publishing firm agreed to take him on.
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If a person or company employs you, they pay you to work for them.
The company employs 18 staff.
If you engage someone to do a particular job, you appoint them to do it.
We have been able to engage some staff.
Thesaurus for take someone on from the Collins English Thesaurus