take office


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take office

To assume a position of political authority, especially one that is granted as the result of a public election. The controversial businesswoman had hardly taken office in the senate before becoming immediately embroiled in scandal. I promise that when I take office, I'm going to dedicate my time and energy to solving this city's homelessness crisis.
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take office

to begin serving as an elected or appointed official. When did the mayor take office? All the elected officials took office just after the election.
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take office

Assume an official position or employment, as in The new chair takes office after the first of the year. [Mid-1800s]
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