take

Take means to gain possession of or lay hold of something. You can take an apple from a bowl or take a child's hand to cross the street.

Ways to take include receiving, removing, capturing, picking something up, or being seized by something. Take has many, many senses and has found its way into many English expressions. So take a picture, take some notes, take notice, take a walk, take your friend home safely, take a chance, take a left, take a knight, take it as it comes, take first place, or receive a large take (as in profit), but remember, “You can’t take it with you.”

Definitions of take
  1. verb
    get into one's hands, take physically
    Take a cookie!”
    “Can you take this bag, please”
    synonyms: get hold of
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    clutch, prehend, seize
    take hold of; grab
    seize
    take or capture by force
    nab
    seize suddenly
    rack
    seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
    claw
    clutch as if in panic
    raven
    obtain or seize by violence
    wrest
    obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
    apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, nail, pick up
    take into custody
    capture, catch, get
    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
    collar
    seize by the neck or collar
    clasp
    grasp firmly
    grip
    hold fast or firmly
    grab
    take or grasp suddenly
    catch, grab, take hold of
    take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
    snap, snatch, snatch up
    to grasp hastily or eagerly
    abduct, kidnap, nobble, snatch
    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    commandeer, highjack, hijack, pirate
    take arbitrarily or by force
    clench, clinch
    hold in a tight grasp
    grapple, grip
    grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
  2. verb
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    take the gun from your pocket”
    synonyms: remove, take away, withdraw
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    depilate, epilate
    remove body hair
    harvest
    remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation
    tip
    remove the tip from
    stem
    remove the stem from
    extirpate
    surgically remove (an organ)
    enucleate
    remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover
    exenterate
    remove the contents of (an organ)
    enucleate
    remove the nucleus from (a cell)
    decorticate
    remove the cortex of (an organ)
    bail
    remove (water) from a vessel with a container
    disinvest, divest, strip, undress
    remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
    ablate
    remove an organ or bodily structure
    clean, pick
    remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
    clean
    remove shells or husks from
    winnow
    blow away or off with a current of air
    pick
    remove in small bits
    clear, clear up
    free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
    muck
    remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
    lift
    remove from a surface
    lift
    take off or away by decreasing
    lift
    remove from a seedbed or from a nursery
    tear away, tear off
    rip off violently and forcefully
    take off
    take away or remove
    take away, take out
    take out or remove
    pit, stone
    remove the pits from
    seed
    remove the seeds from
    unhinge
    remove the hinges from
    shuck
    remove the shucks from
    hull
    remove the hulls from
    crumb
    remove crumbs from
    chip away, chip away at
    remove or withdraw gradually: "These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"
    burl
    remove the burls from cloth
    knock out
    destroy or break forcefully
    clean, scavenge
    remove unwanted substances from
    hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize
    remove the pituitary glands
    degas
    remove gas from
    husk, shell
    remove the husks from
    bur, burr
    remove the burrs from
    clear away, clear off
    remove from sight
    flick
    remove with a flick (of the hand)
    dismantle, strip
    take off or remove
    strip
    remove a constituent from a liquid
    clear
    remove
    defang
    remove the fangs from
    bone, debone
    remove the bones from
    disembowel, draw, eviscerate
    remove the entrails of
    shell
    remove from its shell or outer covering
    shuck
    remove from the shell
    detusk, tusk
    remove the tusks of animals
    dehorn
    prevent the growth of horns of certain animals
    scalp
    remove the scalp of
    weed
    clear of weeds
    condense
    remove water from
    bail out, bale out
    remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
    leach, strip
    remove substances from by a percolating liquid
    decalcify
    remove calcium or lime from
    detoxicate, detoxify
    remove poison from
    de-ionate
    remove ions from
    de-iodinate
    remove iodine from
    decarbonise, decarbonize, decarburise, decarburize, decoke
    remove carbon from (an engine)
    delouse
    free of lice
    ream
    remove by making a hole or by boring
    brush
    remove with or as if with a brush
    wash, wash away, wash off, wash out
    remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
    desorb
    remove from a surface on which it is adsorbed
    pull
    take away
    demineralise, demineralize
    remove the minerals or salts from
    eliminate
    remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
    clear out, drive out, expectorate
    clear out the chest and lungs
    carve out
    remove from a larger whole
    defuse
    remove the triggering device from
    dredge
    remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water
    wear away, wear off
    diminish, as by friction
    amputate, cut off
    remove surgically
    eviscerate, resect
    surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
    cream, cream off, skim, skim off
    remove from the surface
    strip
    remove the surface from
    strip
    strip the cured leaves from
    descale, scale
    remove the scales from
    circumcise
    cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys
    undock
    take (a ship) out of a dock
    cut into, delve, dig, turn over
    turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    dig, excavate, hollow
    remove the inner part or the core of
    lift out, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, take up
    take out or up with or as if with a scoop
    draw out, extract, pull, pull out, pull up, take out
    remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    take out
    remove something from a container or an enclosed space
    unstring
    remove the strings from
    string
    remove the stringy parts of
    wipe away, wipe off
    remove by wiping
    bear away, bear off, carry away, carry off, take away
    remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    unveil
    remove the cover from
    take out, unpack
    remove from its packing
    disburden, unburden
    take the burden off; remove the burden from
    empty
    remove
    discharge
    remove the charge from
    offsaddle, unsaddle
    remove the saddle from
    cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off
    get rid of
    dislodge, free
    remove or force out from a position
    clean
    remove while making clean
    aspirate, draw out, suck out
    remove as if by suction
    cancel, delete
    remove or make invisible
    lade, laden, ladle
    remove with or as if with a ladle
    spoon
    scoop up or take up with a spoon
    gut
    remove the guts of
    head
    remove the head of
    draw away, draw off, pull off
    remove by drawing or pulling
    clean, strip
    remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
    draw, take out
    take liquid out of a container or well
    draw, get out, pull, pull out, take out
    bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    leach
    cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate
    draw
    cause to flow
    draw, draw off, take out, withdraw
    remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
    exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough
    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
    get undressed
    bus
    remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
    milk
    take milk from female mammals
    bare, denudate, denude, strip
    lay bare
    clear-cut
    remove all the trees at one time
    stump
    remove tree stumps from
    deforest, disafforest, disforest
    remove the trees from
    declaw
    remove the claws from
    dehorn
    take the horns off (an animal)
    pod
    take something out of its shell or pod
    lift
    remove (hair) by scalping
    stub
    clear of weeds by uprooting them
    kill, obliterate, wipe out
    mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    cross off, cross out, mark, strike off, strike out
    remove from a list
    delete, erase
    wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information
    bring out, get out
    take out of a container or enclosed space
    abrade, abrase, corrade, rub down, rub off
    wear away
    slough off
    separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion
    abscise
    shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
    pare, peel, skin
    strip the skin off
    bark, skin
    remove the bark of a tree
    decorticate
    remove the outer layer of
    furrow, groove, rut
    hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
    root, rootle, rout
    dig with the snout
    spade
    dig (up) with a spade
    drive
    excavate horizontally
    ditch, trench
    cut a trench in, as for drainage
    dip
    scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface
    shovel
    dig with or as if with a shovel
    trowel
    use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work
    squeeze out, wring out
    extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
    demodulate
    extract information from a modulated carrier wave
    pulp
    remove the pulp from, as from a fruit
    thread
    remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string
    deplumate, deplume, displume, pluck, pull, tear
    strip of feathers
    deterge
    wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body
    spirit away
    carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously
    spirit away, spirit off
    carry off mysteriously; as if by magic
    whisk away, whisk off
    take away quickly and suddenly
    cart away, cart off, haul away, haul off
    take away by means of a vehicle
    unbox
    remove from a box
    break out
    take from stowage in preparation for use
    uncrate
    remove from the crate
    lighten
    reduce the weight on; make lighter
    offload, unlade, unload
    take the load off (a container or vehicle)
    exfoliate
    cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
    autotomise, autotomize
    cause a body part to undergo autotomy
    efface, erase, rub out, score out, wipe off
    remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
    excise, expunge, scratch, strike
    remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    slop
    ladle clumsily
    unsheathe
    draw from a sheath or scabbard
    pump
    draw or pour with a pump
    siphon, siphon off, syphon
    convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
    sluice
    draw through a sluice
    tap
    draw (liquor) from a tap
    suck
    draw something in by or as if by a vacuum
    rack
    draw off from the lees
    deglycerolise, deglycerolize
    remove from glycerol
    burrow, tunnel
    move through by or as by digging
    check out, cheque
    withdraw money by writing a check
    dip
    take a small amount from
    divert, hive off
    withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
    overdraw
    draw more money from than is available
    tap
    draw from or dip into to get something
    disinvest, divest
    reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
  3. verb
    take into one's possession
    “We are taking an orphan from Romania”
    “I'll take three salmon steaks”
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    give
    transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
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    adopt, take in
    take into one's family
    take away
    take from a person or place
    repossess, take back
    regain possession of something
    collect, take in
    call for and obtain payment of
    attach, confiscate, impound, seize, sequester
    take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    sequester
    requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
    pocket
    put in one's pocket
    accept, assume, bear, take over
    take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    grab, snaffle, snap up
    get hold of or seize quickly and easily
    call back, call in, recall, withdraw
    cause to be returned
    deprive, divest, strip
    take away possessions from someone
    unburden
    free or relieve (someone) of a burden
    disarm, unarm
    take away the weapons from; render harmless
    expropriate
    deprive of possessions
    clean
    deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
    farm
    collect fees or profits
    condemn
    appropriate (property) for public use
    garnish, garnishee
    take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
    carry-the can, face the music
    accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions
    hog
    take greedily; take more than one's share
    raise
    collect funds for a specific purpose
    decommission
    withdraw from active service
    dispossess
    deprive of the possession of real estate
    clean out
    deprive completely of money or goods
    unclothe
    strip
    orphan
    deprive of parents
    bereave
    deprive through death
    distrain
    confiscate by distress
  4. verb
    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    Take any one of these cards”
    synonyms: choose, pick out, select
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    empanel, impanel, panel
    select from a list
    anoint
    choose by or as if by divine intervention
    field
    select (a team or individual player) for a game
    sieve, sift
    distinguish and separate out
    draw
    select or take in from a given group or region
    dial
    choose by means of a dial
    go, plump
    give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number
    pick
    select carefully from a group
    elect
    choose
    excerpt, extract, take out
    take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    cull out, winnow
    select desirable parts from a group or list
    cream off, skim off
    pick the best
    pick over, sieve out
    separate or remove
    assign, set apart, specify
    select something or someone for a specific purpose
    single out
    select from a group
    think of
    choose in one's mind
    define, determine, fix, limit, set, specify
    decide upon or fix definitely
    adopt, espouse, follow
    choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    screen, screen out, sieve, sort
    examine in order to test suitability
    vote in
    elect in a voting process
    elect
    select by a vote for an office or membership
    nominate, propose
    put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
    vote
    express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
    quantify
    use as a quantifier
    hand-pick
    pick personally and very carefully
    dedicate
    set apart to sacred uses with solemn rites, of a church
    detail
    assign to a specific task
    nominate, put forward, put up
    propose as a candidate for some honor
    name
    mention and identify by name
    reset
    set anew
    define
    give a definition for the meaning of a word
    co-opt
    choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague
    reelect, return
    elect again
    write in
    cast a vote by inserting a name that does not appear on the ballot
    turn thumbs down, vote down
    vote against
    outvote
    defeat by a majority of votes
    ballot
    vote by ballot
    poll
    vote in an election at a polling station
    adhere, stick
    be a devoted follower or supporter
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    decide, determine, make up one's mind
    reach, make, or come to a decision about something
  5. verb
    buy, select
    “I'll take a pound of that sausage”
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    buy, purchase
    obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
  6. verb
    obtain by winning
    “Winner takes all”
    “He took first prize”
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    win
    be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
  7. verb
    take by force
    “Hitler took the Baltic Republics”
    “The army took the fort on the hill”
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    rescue
    take forcibly from legal custody
    scale
    take by attacking with scaling ladders
    extort
    obtain through intimidation
    arrogate, assume, seize, take over, usurp
    seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    recapture, retake
    take back by force, as after a battle
    relieve
    take by stealing
    steal
    take without the owner's consent
    despoil, foray, loot, pillage, plunder, ransack, reave, rifle, strip
    steal goods; take as spoils
    plunder, sack
    plunder (a town) after capture
    annex
    take (territory) as if by conquest
    blackmail
    obtain through threats
    appropriate, capture, conquer, seize
    take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    reconquer
    conquer anew
    preoccupy
    occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
    hijack
    seize control of
    raid
    take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock
    abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe
    make off with belongings of others
    lift, rustle
    take illegally
    shoplift
    steal in a store
    pirate
    copy illegally; of published material
    lift, plagiarise, plagiarize
    take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    bag, pocket
    take unlawfully
    defalcate, embezzle, malversate, misappropriate, peculate
    appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
    deplume, displume
    strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
    rob
    take something away by force or without the consent of the owner
    cop, glom, hook, knock off, snitch, thieve
    take by theft
    walk off
    take without permission
    hustle, pluck, roll
    sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
    loot, plunder
    take illegally; of intellectual property
    burglarise, burglarize, burgle, heist
    commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
  8. verb
    have sex with; archaic use
    synonyms: have
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    have intercourse, have sex, love, roll in the hay
    have sexual intercourse with
  9. verb
    occupy or take on
    “She took her seat on the stage”
    “We took our seats in the orchestra”
    “She took up her position behind the tree”
    synonyms: assume, strike, take up
    fill, occupy
    assume, as of positions or roles
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    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  10. verb
    assume, as of positions or roles
    “She took the job as director of development”
    synonyms: fill, occupy
    assume, strike, take up
    occupy or take on
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    do work, work
    be employed
  11. verb
    travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
    “He takes the bus to work”
    “She takes Route 1 to Newark”
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    apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  12. verb
    receive willingly something given or offered
    synonyms: accept, have
    have, receive
    get something; come into possession of
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    decline, pass up, refuse, reject, turn down
    refuse to accept
    disdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down
    reject with contempt
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    accept, admit, take on
    admit into a group or community
    welcome
    accept gladly
    honor, honour
    accept as pay
    adopt, borrow, take over, take up
    take up and practice as one's own
    profess
    receive into a religious order or congregation
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    acquire, get
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  13. verb
    serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    “I don't take sugar in my coffee”
    synonyms: consume, have, ingest, take in
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    abstain, desist, refrain
    choose not to partake in or consume
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    hit
    consume to excess
    cannibalise, cannibalize
    eat human flesh
    habituate, use
    take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    eat
    eat a meal; take a meal
    eat
    take in solid food
    drink, imbibe
    take in liquids
    booze, drink, fuddle
    consume alcohol
    partake, touch
    consume
    eat, feed
    take in food; used of animals only
    fill, replete, sate, satiate
    fill to satisfaction
    sample, taste, try, try out
    take a sample of
    sop up, suck in, take in, take up
    take up as if with a sponge
    smoke
    inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes
    do drugs, drug
    use recreational drugs
    get down, swallow
    pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
    sup
    take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon
    take away, take out
    buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food
    victual
    take in nourishment
    wash down
    eat food accompanied by lots of liquid; also use metaphorically
    dine in, eat in
    eat at home
    dine out, eat out
    eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home
    dine
    have supper; eat dinner
    picnic
    eat alfresco, in the open air
    eat
    take in solid food
    fress, gluttonise, gluttonize
    eat a lot and without restraint
    wolf, wolf down
    eat hastily
    slurp
    eat or drink noisily
    swill, swill down
    drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
    suck
    draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    guggle, gurgle
    drink from a flask with a gurgling sound
    sip
    drink in sips
    guzzle
    drink greedily or as if with great thirst
    lap, lap up, lick
    take up with the tongue
    tank
    consume excessive amounts of alcohol
    port
    drink port
    claret
    drink claret
    bar hop, pub-crawl
    go from one pub to the next and get progressively more drunk
    bib, tipple
    drink moderately but regularly
    drink, tope
    drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
    break bread
    have a meal, usually with company
    receive
    partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
    fare
    eat well
    dig in, pitch in
    eat heartily
    nosh, snack
    eat a snack; eat lightly
    peck, peck at, pick at
    eat like a bird
    peck, pick up
    eat by pecking at, like a bird
    bolt, gobble
    eat hastily without proper chewing
    bolt down, garbage down, gobble up, shovel in
    eat a large amount of food quickly
    nibble, pick, piece
    eat intermittently; take small bites of
    ruminate
    chew the cuds
    drain the cup, drink up
    drink to the last drop
    mess
    eat in a mess hall
    board
    lodge and take meals (at)
    forage
    wander and feed
    raven
    feed greedily
    lunch
    take the midday meal
    brunch
    eat a meal in the late morning
    breakfast
    eat an early morning meal
    banquet, feast, junket
    partake in a feast or banquet
    suckle
    suck milk from the mother's breasts
    hit it up, inebriate, soak, souse
    become drunk or drink excessively
    wine
    drink wine
    dip, dunk
    dip into a liquid while eating
    binge, englut, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, stuff
    overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
    cloy, pall
    cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing
    degust
    taste with relish
    devour, guttle, pig, raven, scarf
    eat greedily
    eat up, finish, polish off
    finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    consume, devour, down, go through
    eat immoderately
    chain-smoke
    smoke one cigarette after another; light one cigarette from the preceding one
    puff, whiff
    smoke and exhale strongly
    inhale
    draw deep into the lungs by breathing
    inject
    take by injection
    snort, take a hit
    inhale through the nose
    base, free-base
    use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
    drop
    take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth
    dope
    take drugs to improve one's athletic performance
    gulp, quaff, swig
    to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
    belt down, bolt down, down, drink down, kill, pop, pour down, toss off
    drink down entirely
    bolt
    swallow hastily
    fill, fill up
    eat until one is sated
    carry, hold
    drink alcohol without showing ill effects
    browse, crop, graze, pasture, range
    feed as in a meadow or pasture
  14. verb
    admit into a group or community
    synonyms: accept, admit, take on
    admit, include, let in
    allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
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    profess
    receive into a religious order or congregation
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    accept, have
    receive willingly something given or offered
  15. verb
    be capable of holding or containing
    “This box won't take all the items”
    synonyms: contain, hold
    bear, carry, contain, hold
    contain or hold; have within
    accommodate, admit, hold
    have room for; hold without crowding
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  16. verb
    be designed to hold or take
    “This surface will not take the dye”
    synonyms: accept
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  17. verb
    receive or obtain regularly
    “We take the Times every day”
    synonyms: subscribe, subscribe to
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    buy, purchase
    obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
  18. verb
    engage for service under a term of contract
    “We took an apartment on a quiet street”
    “Shall we take a guide in Rome?”
    synonyms: charter, engage, hire, lease, rent
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    acquire, get
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
  19. verb
    make use of or accept for some purpose
    take a risk”
    take an opportunity”
    synonyms: accept
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    co-opt
    take or assume for one's own use
  20. verb
    be a student of a certain subject
    synonyms: learn, read, study
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    audit
    attend academic courses without getting credit
    prepare, train
    undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
    drill, exercise, practice, practise
    learn by repetition
    apprentice
    be or work as an apprentice
    retrain
    train again
    drill
    undergo military training or do military exercises
  21. verb
    lay claim to; as of an idea
    “She took credit for the whole idea”
    synonyms: claim
    arrogate, claim, lay claim
    demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
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    disclaim
    renounce a legal claim or title to
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    affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify
    declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
  22. noun
    the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    synonyms: issue, payoff, proceeds, return, takings, yield
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    economic rent, rent
    the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
    payback
    financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
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    income
    the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
  23. verb
    take somebody somewhere
    “can you take me to the main entrance?”
    synonyms: conduct, direct, guide, lead
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    beacon
    guide with a beacon
    hand
    guide or conduct or usher somewhere
    lead astray, misdirect, misguide, mislead
    lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    show, usher
    take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
    marshal
    lead ceremoniously, as in a procession
  24. verb
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    Take these letters to the boss”
    synonyms: bring, convey
    bring, convey, fetch, get
    go or come after and bring or take back
    bring
    be accompanied by
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    fetch
    take away or remove
    transit
    cause or enable to pass through
    ferry
    transport from one place to another
    bring back, return, take back
    bring back to the point of departure
    tube
    convey in a tube
    whisk
    move somewhere quickly
    carry, channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit
    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    land
    bring ashore
    ground, run aground, strand
    bring to the ground
    wash up
    carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)
    pipe in
    bring in through pipes
    bring in
    transmit
    retransmit
    transmit again
    strand
    drive (a vessel) ashore
    type of:
    carry, transport
    move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
  25. verb
    have with oneself; have on one's person
    “She always takes an umbrella”
    synonyms: carry, pack
    carry
    have or possess something abstract
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    feature, have
    have as a feature
  26. verb
    proceed along in a vehicle
    synonyms: drive
    drive, motor
    travel or be transported in a vehicle
    drive
    operate or control a vehicle
    drive
    cause someone or something to move by driving
  27. verb
    head into a specified direction
    “The escaped convict took to the hills”
    synonyms: make
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    head
    to go or travel towards
  28. verb
    ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
    take a pulse”
    “A reading was taken of the earth's tremors”
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    find, get, incur, obtain, receive
    receive a specified treatment (abstract)
  29. verb
    interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    “How should I take this message?”
    “You can't take credit for this!”
    synonyms: read
    read
    to hear and understand
    read
    interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior
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    misinterpret, misread
    interpret wrongly
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    construe, interpret, see
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
  30. verb
    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    Take the case of China”
    synonyms: consider, deal, look at
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    contemplate
    consider as a possibility
    dally, play, trifle
    consider not very seriously
    abstract
    consider apart from a particular case or instance
    warm to
    become excited about
    entertain, flirt with, think about, think of, toy with
    take into consideration, have in view
    type of:
    think about
    have on one's mind, think about actively
  31. verb
    take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    “His voice took on a sad tone”
    “The story took a new turn”
    synonyms: acquire, adopt, assume, take on
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    re-assume
    take on again, as after a time lapse
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  32. verb
    to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
    take shelter from the storm”
  33. verb
    be seized or affected in a specified way
    take sick”
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    become, get, go
    enter or assume a certain state or condition
  34. verb
    accept or undergo, often unwillingly
    “We took a pay cut”
    synonyms: submit
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    test
    undergo a test
    type of:
    undergo
    pass through
  35. verb
    experience or feel or submit to
    Take a test”
    Take the plunge”
    Synonyms:
    submit
    accept or undergo, often unwillingly
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    experience, get, have, receive
    go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
  36. verb
    be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
    “She took a chill”
    synonyms: contract, get
    catch
    contract
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    catch
    contract
    catch cold
    come down with a cold
    type of:
    come down, sicken
    get sick
  37. verb
    require (time or space)
    “It took three hours to get to work this morning”
    synonyms: occupy, use up
    consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out
    use up (resources or materials)
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    be
    spend or use time
    type of:
    expend, use
    use up or consume fully
  38. verb
    require as useful, just, or proper
    “It takes nerve to do what she did”
    synonyms: ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require
    claim, exact
    take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
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    eliminate, obviate, rid of
    do away with
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    claim, exact
    take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    govern
    require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
    draw
    require a specified depth for floating
    cost
    require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice
    cry for, cry out for
    need badly or desperately
    compel
    necessitate or exact
  39. verb
    take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    “The hard work took its toll on her”
    synonyms: claim, exact
    ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require
    require as useful, just, or proper
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    ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require
    require as useful, just, or proper
  40. verb
    carry out
    take action”
    take steps”
    take vengeance”
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  41. verb
    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    Take a swipe at one's opponent”
    synonyms: aim, direct, take aim, train
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    aim, direct, place, point, target
    intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    draw a bead on
    aim with a gun
    hold
    aim, point, or direct
    turn
    direct at someone
    swing
    hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
    charge, level, point
    direct into a position for use
    level
    aim at
    sight
    take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)
    address
    direct a question at someone
    home in, range in, zero in
    direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
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    position
    cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
  42. verb
    make a film or photograph of something
    take a scene”
    synonyms: film, shoot
    photograph, shoot, snap
    record on photographic film
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    reshoot
    shoot again
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    enter, put down, record
    make a record of; set down in permanent form
  43. noun
    the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
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    retake
    a shot or scene that is photographed again
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    cinematography, filming, motion-picture photography
    the act of making a film
  44. verb
    develop a habit
    “He took to visiting bars”
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