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    Word Choice Help

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by LukasKubicek, Jan 4, 2017.

    Hi, I wanted to say something along the lines of my coworker took on/accepted responsibility for/assumed responsibility for/took on the responsibility of a new territory that wasn't his before. (If it matters, he did so on his own accord.)

    Does anyone have any word choices I haven't yet thought of? Maybe even some creative ones. Thank you.
     
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    My first thought was that you want an antonym to the word "delegate", so I Googled that, and I found other people who wanted such an antonym and failed. So I think that your phrases above may be as good as it gets.
     
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    Good idea. And you could be right, sir, I just hope you aren't. Remain open to all hopefully forthcoming suggestions. Thanks.
     
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    Little known but 'arrogate' ?
     
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    Did he do so hostilely? If so, then 'usurp' might work?
     
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    Unfortunately no. It's almost the opposite. He willingly took on something others weren't willing to.
     
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    Mop up? Clean up? Garbage collection?

    Probably also not what you had in mind, but maybe another avenue of thought.
     
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    Extended his responsibility to include/ absorbed the area into his own/ brought under his umbrella? Heard all these used in meetings before.
     
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    TBh if 'Took on' works, use that -' Bob took on the new sales area' we can over think things sometimes
     
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    Agreed. Is a bad ass, 25 cent word really needed to convey this thought? I'm sure it's important in whatever context you wrote it, but a guy assuming a sales territory is not as interesting as a guy removing his eyeballs with an ice cream scoop.
     
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    Yeah, why arrogate a load of aggro?

     

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