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take

take

 
pronunciation:
teIk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
take after, take back
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part of speech: verb
inflections: takes, taking, took, taken
definition 1: to get through force, skill, or trick; seize; capture.
The army took the city at dawn.He took first prize at the fair.
synonyms:
gain, get, obtain
antonyms:
free, liberate, restore, return
similar words:
abduct, acquire, appropriate, capture, catch, confiscate, grab, secure, steal, trap
definition 2: to cause to be in one's hands; grasp.
Take the flowers and put them in some water.
synonyms:
grab, grasp, nab, seize
antonyms:
give
similar words:
capture, catch, clutch, get, grip, snatch
definition 3: to carry away; remove.
Please take some brownies home with you.
synonyms:
bear, bring, carry, move, transfer
antonyms:
bring, return
similar words:
collect, draw, remove, tote
definition 4: to subtract.
If you take five from ten, you get five.
synonyms:
deduct, subtract
antonyms:
add
definition 5: to deal with; do.
He will take his test next week.
synonyms:
do
similar words:
deal with, handle, manage, undergo
definition 6: to fill.
He took a seat near the window.
synonyms:
fill, occupy
similar words:
use
definition 7: to put or bring into one's body.
She took two pills for her headache.
synonyms:
swallow
similar words:
consume, drink, eat, use
definition 8: to use for travel.
She takes the bus to school.
similar words:
board, catch
definition 9: to move; to transport.
We will take the lumber by train.
synonyms:
carry, convey, transport
similar words:
bring, drive, move, ship
definition 10: to accept; follow.
Don't take orders from him.
synonyms:
accept, heed, observe, submit to, tolerate
similar words:
mark, mind, receive, swallow
definition 11: to experience.
I take pleasure in helping you.
synonyms:
experience, feel, sense
similar words:
gain, know, realize, suffer, undergo
definition 12: to study.
He will take a class in art history.
synonyms:
learn, study
similar words:
pursue
definition 13: to put up with.
I can't take the cold weather.
synonyms:
bear, endure, stand, stomach, tolerate, withstand
similar words:
abide
definition 14: to require.
This job takes a lot of time and effort.
synonyms:
call for, claim, demand, require
similar words:
consume, need, use up
definition 15: to make or do.
They take pictures when they are on vacation.
similar words:
capture, film, photograph
definition 16: to have an effect.
The medicine took, and he is well again.
synonyms:
succeed
similar words:
function, perform, root
definition 17: to become set.
The dye didn't take, so she had to try again.
synonyms:
endure, last, set
similar words:
root, work
definition 18: to gain favor.
The band's new record certainly took, selling over a million copies.
synonyms:
succeed
similar words:
obtain, work
definition 19: to make worse (usually followed by "from").
Her poor posture takes from her appearance.
synonyms:
detract
similar words:
deduct, lessen
definition 20: to become.
She took sick and stayed home.
synonyms:
become, get, grow
phrase: take after
phrase: take back
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of taking.
A good friendship is built on give and take.
synonyms:
capture, grip, seizure
similar words:
acceptance, catch, claim, consumption, interpretation
definition 2: a thing that is taken.
Their take from the bake sale was ten dollars.
similar words:
catch, claim, haul
definition 3: the amount of fish or game taken at a single time.
The hunters came home with a plentiful take.
synonyms:
kill
similar words:
booty, catch, haul
definition 4: a scene made without interruption.
The director was pleased to see the actors perform their parts in one take.
definition 5: a sound recording made in a single attempt.
It took three takes for the band to get the song right.
similar words:
recording
derivations: takable (takeable) (adj.), taker (n.)
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