take

take
1. verb
1)

she took his hand

Syn:
lay hold of, get hold of; grasp, grip, clasp, clutch, grab
Ant:
give
2)

he took an envelope from his pocket

Syn:
remove, pull, draw, withdraw, extract, fish
Ant:
give
3)

a passage taken from my book

Syn:
extract, quote, cite, excerpt, derive, abstract, copy, cull
4)

she took a little wine

Syn:
drink, imbibe; consume, swallow, eat, ingest
5)

many prisoners were taken

Syn:
capture, seize, catch, arrest, apprehend, take into custody; carry off, abduct
Ant:
liberate, free
6)

someone's taken my car

Syn:
steal, remove, appropriate, make off with, pilfer, purloin; informal filch, swipe, snaffle, pinch
Ant:
give back, restore
7)

take four from the total

Syn:
subtract, deduct, remove; discount; informal knock off, minus
Ant:
add
8)

all the seats had been taken

Syn:
occupy, use, utilize, fill, hold; reserve, engage; informal bag
9)

I have taken a room nearby

Syn:
rent, lease, hire, charter; reserve, book, engage
10)

I took the job

Syn:
accept, undertake, take on
Ant:
refuse, turn down
11)

I'd take this over the other option

Syn:
pick, choose, select; prefer, favor, opt for, vote for
Ant:
refuse, turn down
12)

take, for instance, Altoona

Syn:
consider, contemplate, ponder, think about, mull over, examine, study, meditate over, ruminate about
13)

she took his temperature

Syn:
ascertain, determine, establish, measure, find out, discover; calculate, compute, evaluate, rate, assess, appraise, gauge
14)

he took notes

Syn:
write, note (down), jot (down), scribble, scrawl, record, register, document, minute
15)

I took the package to Wilmington

Syn:
bring, carry, bear, transport, convey, move, transfer, ferry; informal cart, tote
16)

the police took her home

Syn:
escort, accompany, help, assist, show, lead, guide, see, usher, shepherd, convey
17)

he took the train

Syn:
travel on/by, journey on, go via; use
18)

the town takes its name from the lake

Syn:
derive, get, obtain, come by, acquire, pick up
19)

she took the prize for best speaker

Syn:
receive, obtain, gain, get, acquire, collect, accept, be awarded; secure, come by, win, earn, pick up, carry off; informal land, bag, net, scoop
20)

I took the chance to postpone it

Syn:
act on, take advantage of, capitalize on, use, exploit, make the most of, leap at, jump at, pounce on, seize, grasp, grab, accept
Ant:
ignore, miss
21)

he took great pleasure in painting

Syn:
derive, draw, acquire, obtain, get, gain, extract, procure; experience, undergo, feel
22)

Liz took the news badly

Syn:
receive, respond to, react to, meet, greet; deal with, cope with
23)

do you take me for a fool?

Syn:
regard as, consider to be, view as, see as, believe to be, reckon to be, imagine to be, deem to be
24)

I take it that you are hungry

Syn:
assume, presume, suppose, imagine, expect, reckon, gather, dare say, trust, surmise, deduce, guess, conjecture, fancy, suspect
25)

I take your point

Syn:
understand, grasp, get, comprehend, apprehend, see, follow; accept, appreciate, acknowledge, sympathize with, agree with
26)

Shirley was very taken with him

Syn:
captivate, enchant, charm, delight, attract, beguile, enthrall, entrance, infatuate, dazzle; amuse, divert, entertain; informal tickle someone's fancy
27)

I can't take much more

Syn:
endure, bear, tolerate, stand, put up with, abide, stomach, accept, allow, countenance, support, shoulder; formal brook; archaic suffer
28)

applicants must take a test

Syn:
carry out, do, complete, write, conduct, perform, execute, discharge, accomplish, fulfill
29)

I took drama, French, and art history

Syn:
study, learn, have lessons in; take up, pursue; informal do
30)

the journey took six hours

Syn:
last, continue for, go on for, carry on for; require, call for, need, necessitate, entail, involve
31)

it would take an expert to know that

Syn:
require, need, necessitate, demand, call for, entail, involve
32)

I take size six shoes

Syn:
wear, use; require, need
33)

the dye did not take

Syn:
be effective, take effect, hold, root, be productive, be effectual, be useful; work, operate, succeed, function; formal be efficacious
2. noun
1)

the whalers' commercial take

Syn:
catch, haul, bag, yield, net
2)

the state's tax take

Syn:
revenue, income, gain, profit; takings, proceeds, returns, receipts, winnings, pickings, earnings, spoils; purse
3)

a clapperboard for the start of each take

Syn:
scene, sequence, film clip, clip
4)

a fresh take on gender issues

Syn:
view of, reading of, version of, interpretation of, understanding of, account of, analysis of, approach to

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  • Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take — [tāk] vt. took, taken, taking [ME taken < OE tacan < ON taka < ? IE base * dēg , to lay hold of] I to get possession of by force or skill; seize, grasp, catch, capture, win, etc. 1. to get by conquering; capture; seize 2. to trap, snare …   English World dictionary

  • take — ► VERB (past took; past part. taken) 1) lay hold of with one s hands; reach for and hold. 2) occupy (a place or position). 3) capture or gain possession of by force. 4) carry or bring with one; convey. 5) remove from a place. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • take — [n] profit booty*, catch, catching, cut, gate, haul*, holding, part, proceeds, receipts, return, returns, revenue, share, takings, yield; concept 344 Ant. debt, loss take [v1] get; help oneself to abduct, accept, acquire, arrest, attain, capture …   New thesaurus

  • Take — Take, v. i. 1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take. Shak. [1913 Webster] When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise. Bacon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take — vb took, tak·en, tak·ing vt 1 a: to obtain control, custody, or possession of often by assertive or intentional means b: to seize or interfere with the use of (property) by governmental authority; specif: to acquire title to for public use by… …   Law dictionary

  • Take On Me — ist ein Lied und Nummer Eins Hit der norwegischen Popband a ha, welches von ihrem ersten Album Hunting High and Low aus dem Jahr 1985 stammt. Aufgenommen wurde der Titel bereits 1984, jedoch schaffte er es erst mit dem dritten Anlauf zum Nummer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Take on me — ist ein Lied und Nummer Eins Hit der norwegischen Popband a ha, welches von ihrem ersten Album Hunting High and Low aus dem Jahr 1985 stammt. Aufgenommen wurde der Titel bereits 1984, jedoch schaffte er es erst mit dem dritten Anlauf zum Nummer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Take on Me — «Take on Me» Sencillo de a ha del álbum Hunting High and Low Publicación 5 de abril de 1985; 16 de septiembre de 1985 Formato 7 , 12 Grabación 1984 1985 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Take — (engl. „nehmen, Aufnahme“) steht für: Take bzw. Einstellung (Film), eine ungeschnittene, zumeist kurze Filmaufnahme Take (Musik), die schrittweise Aufnahme von akustischen Signalen Take 2 Interactive, der Hersteller von Computer und Videospielen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Take 2 — Take Two Interactive Software Inc. Unternehmensform Aktiengesellschaft ISIN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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