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take

take

 
pronunciation:
teIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
take after, take back, take in
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: takes, taking, took, taken
definition 1: to cause to be in one's hands; grasp.
He took the package that she was carrying.
synonyms:
grab, grasp, nab, seize
antonyms:
give, put down
similar words:
appropriate, capture, catch, clutch, get, grip, snatch
definition 2: to obtain possession of through force, skill, or trick; seize; capture.
The king's army easily took the enemy fortress.
synonyms:
gain, get, obtain, seize
antonyms:
free, liberate, restore, return
similar words:
abduct, acquire, appropriate, capture, catch, commandeer, confiscate, grab, secure, steal, trap, usurp
definition 3: to carry away; remove.
That man took my purse!Don't forget to take your umbrella when you leave.
synonyms:
bear, bring, carry, move, transfer
antonyms:
bring, return
similar words:
collect, draw, remove, tote
definition 4: to transport or escort.
Could you take these boxes upstairs, please?I'll take you home whenever you're ready.
synonyms:
carry, convey, transport
similar words:
bring, drive, move, ship
definition 5: to subtract.
If you take five from ten, you get five.
synonyms:
deduct, subtract
antonyms:
add
definition 6: to deal with; do.
The students will take their exams next week.
synonyms:
do
similar words:
deal with, handle, manage, undergo
definition 7: to accept.
She decided to take that new job.He applied to three colleges, but only one took him.
definition 8: to fill; occupy.
He took a seat near the window.
synonyms:
fill, occupy
similar words:
use, utilize
definition 9: to put or bring into one's body.
She took two aspirin.
synonyms:
ingest, swallow
similar words:
consume, drink, eat, use
definition 10: to use as transport.
She takes the bus to school.
synonyms:
ride
similar words:
board, catch
definition 11: to accept; follow.
Don't take orders from him.
synonyms:
accept, follow, heed, observe, submit to, tolerate
similar words:
mark, mind, receive, swallow
definition 12: to experience.
I take pleasure in helping you.
synonyms:
experience, feel, sense
similar words:
extract, gain, incur, know, realize, suffer, undergo
definition 13: to study (as a course) in a school.
He's taking art history this semester.
synonyms:
learn, study
similar words:
pursue
definition 14: to write down; record.
You should take notes during the lecture.
synonyms:
notate, record, transcribe, write
definition 15: to withstand; endure; tolerate.
I can't take this cold weather.
synonyms:
bear, endure, stand, stomach, suffer, tolerate, withstand
similar words:
abide, brook
definition 16: to accept as true.
Take it from me, the story is accurate.
synonyms:
believe
similar words:
accept, assume, deem, heed, infer, interpret, postulate, regard, suppose, swallow, understand
definition 17: to catch.
Your news took us by surprise.
synonyms:
strike
similar words:
catch, get, overcome, overtake
definition 18: to ascertain using some form of measurement.
She took her son's temperature.
definition 19: to destroy; kill.
Frost took the flowers.
synonyms:
carry off, consume, destroy, do away with, finish, kill
similar words:
decimate, wipe out
definition 20: to require.
This business takes a lot of time and effort.
synonyms:
call for, claim, demand, require
similar words:
consume, necessitate, need, use up
definition 21: to make (a photographic picture).
They take snapshots when they are on vacation.
similar words:
capture, film, photograph, shoot
definition 22: used to call attention to a particular example of something; consider.
Take Kennedy, for example. He was a popular president.
definition 23: to extract, quote.
I took these two lines from Shakespeare.
definition 24: to be affected with; catch.
She took pneumonia and died.
synonyms:
catch, contract, get
similar words:
take root
definition 25: to engage; charm.
He was taken by the idea of opening a coffee shop.
synonyms:
absorb, attract, catch, grip
similar words:
captivate, charm, draw, strike
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to obtain possession.
similar words:
levy, seize
definition 2: to be effective.
The medicine took, and he is well again.
synonyms:
act, succeed, work
similar words:
function, perform, prevail, root
definition 3: to become set or permanent.
The dye didn't take, so we had to try again.
synonyms:
endure, fix, last, set
similar words:
firm, root, stabilize, work
definition 4: to gain favor or wide appeal.
The band's new record certainly took.
synonyms:
click, prevail, succeed
similar words:
obtain, work
definition 5: to detract (usu. fol. by from).
Her poor posture takes from her appearance.
synonyms:
detract
similar words:
deduct, lessen
definition 6: to become.
She took sick and canceled her trip.
synonyms:
become, get, grow
phrase: take after
phrase: take back
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of taking.
A good friendship is built on give and take.
synonyms:
appropriation, capture, grasp, grip, seizure, taking
similar words:
acceptance, acquisition, catch, claim, consumption, interpretation
definition 2: a thing that is taken.
His take from the robbery was a hundred dollars.
synonyms:
appropriation, capture, taking
similar words:
acquisition, catch, claim, haul, inference
definition 3: the amount of fish or game taken on a single occasion.
The hunters came home with a plentiful take.
synonyms:
kill
similar words:
booty, catch, haul
definition 4: a scene recorded or televised without interruption.
The director was pleased to have the scene done perfectly in just one take.
synonyms:
scene
definition 5: a sound recording completed in a single recording session.
It took three takes for the band to get the song right.
similar words:
recording
phrase: take in
derivations: takable (takeable) (adj.), taker (n.)
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