take on (someone or something) as (something)(redirected from taken someone on as)
take on (someone or something) as (something)
To make someone a member of some group or organization in a particular role or capacity. The noun or pronoun can also come before "on." We're taking on several college students as interns for the summer. The publishers are taking me on as an editorial assistant next month.
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