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take - Dictionary definition and meaning for word take

Definition
(noun) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
Synonyms : issue , payoff , proceeds , return , takings , yield
Example Sentence
  • the average return was about 5%

Definition
(noun) the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
Definition
(verb) carry out
Example Sentence
  • take action
  • take steps
  • take vengeance

Definition
(verb) require (time or space)
Synonyms : occupy , use up
Example Sentence
  • It took three hours to get to work this morning
  • This event occupied a very short time

Definition
(verb) take somebody somewhere
Synonyms : conduct , direct , guide , lead
Example Sentence
  • We lead him to our chief
  • can you take me to the main entrance?
  • He conducted us to the palace

Definition
(verb) get into one's hands, take physically
Synonyms : get hold of
Example Sentence
  • Take a cookie!
  • Can you take this bag, please

Definition
(verb) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Synonyms : acquire , adopt , assume , take on
Example Sentence
  • His voice took on a sad tone
  • The story took a new turn
  • he adopted an air of superiority
  • She assumed strange manners
  • The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

Definition
(verb) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
Synonyms : read
Example Sentence
  • I read this address as a satire
  • How should I take this message?
  • You can't take credit for this!

Definition
(verb) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Synonyms : bring , convey
Example Sentence
  • Bring me the box from the other room
  • Take these letters to the boss
  • This brings me to the main point

Definition
(verb) take into one's possession
Example Sentence
  • We are taking an orphan from Romania
  • I'll take three salmon steaks

Definition
(verb) travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
Example Sentence
  • He takes the bus to work
  • She takes Route 1 to Newark

Definition
(verb) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Synonyms : choose , pick out , select
Example Sentence
  • Take any one of these cards
  • Choose a good husband for your daughter
  • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Definition
(verb) receive willingly something given or offered
Synonyms : accept , have
Example Sentence
  • The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
  • I won't have this dog in my house!
  • Please accept my present

Definition
(verb) assume, as of positions or roles
Synonyms : fill , occupy
Example Sentence
  • She took the job as director of development
  • he occupies the position of manager
  • the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Definition
(verb) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Synonyms : consider , deal , look at
Example Sentence
  • Take the case of China
  • Consider the following case

Definition
(verb) require as useful, just, or proper
Example Sentence
  • It takes nerve to do what she did
  • success usually requires hard work
  • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
  • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
  • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
  • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

Definition
(verb) experience or feel or submit to
Example Sentence
  • Take a test
  • Take the plunge

Definition
(verb) make a film or photograph of something
Synonyms : film , shoot
Example Sentence
  • take a scene
  • shoot a movie

Definition
(verb) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Synonyms : remove , take away , withdraw
Example Sentence
  • remove a threat
  • remove a wrapper
  • Remove the dirty dishes from the table
  • take the gun from your pocket
  • This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Definition
(verb) serve oneself to, or consume regularly
Synonyms : consume , have , ingest , take in
Example Sentence
  • Have another bowl of chicken soup!
  • I don't take sugar in my coffee

Definition
(verb) accept or undergo, often unwillingly
Synonyms : submit
Example Sentence
  • We took a pay cut

Definition
(verb) make use of or accept for some purpose
Synonyms : accept
Example Sentence
  • take a risk
  • take an opportunity

Definition
(verb) take by force
Example Sentence
  • Hitler took the Baltic Republics
  • The army took the fort on the hill

Definition
(verb) occupy or take on
Synonyms : assume , strike , take up
Example Sentence
  • He assumes the lotus position
  • She took her seat on the stage
  • We took our seats in the orchestra
  • She took up her position behind the tree
  • strike a pose

Definition
(verb) admit into a group or community
Synonyms : accept , admit , take on
Example Sentence
  • accept students for graduate study
  • We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Definition
(verb) ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
Example Sentence
  • take a pulse
  • A reading was taken of the earth's tremors

Definition
(verb) be a student of a certain subject
Synonyms : learn , read , study
Example Sentence
  • She is reading for the bar exam

Definition
(verb) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Synonyms : claim , exact
Example Sentence
  • the accident claimed three lives
  • The hard work took its toll on her

Definition
(verb) head into a specified direction
Synonyms : make
Example Sentence
  • The escaped convict took to the hills
  • We made for the mountains

Definition
(verb) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
Synonyms : aim , direct , take aim , train
Example Sentence
  • Please don't aim at your little brother!
  • He trained his gun on the burglar
  • Don't train your camera on the women
  • Take a swipe at one's opponent

Definition
(verb) be seized or affected in a specified way
Example Sentence
  • take sick
  • be taken drunk

Definition
(verb) have with oneself; have on one's person
Synonyms : carry , pack
Example Sentence
  • She always takes an umbrella
  • I always carry money
  • She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Definition
(verb) engage for service under a term of contract
Synonyms : charter , engage , hire , lease , rent
Example Sentence
  • We took an apartment on a quiet street
  • Let's rent a car
  • Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Definition
(verb) receive or obtain regularly
Synonyms : subscribe , subscribe to
Example Sentence
  • We take the Times every day

Definition
(verb) buy, select
Example Sentence
  • I'll take a pound of that sausage

Definition
(verb) to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
Example Sentence
  • take shelter from the storm

Definition
(verb) have sex with; archaic use
Synonyms : have
Example Sentence
  • He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable

Definition
(verb) lay claim to; as of an idea
Synonyms : claim
Example Sentence
  • She took credit for the whole idea

Definition
(verb) be designed to hold or take
Synonyms : accept
Example Sentence
  • This surface will not take the dye

Definition
(verb) be capable of holding or containing
Synonyms : contain , hold
Example Sentence
  • This box won't take all the items
  • The flask holds one gallon

Definition
(verb) develop a habit
Example Sentence
  • He took to visiting bars

Definition
(verb) proceed along in a vehicle
Synonyms : drive
Example Sentence
  • We drive the turnpike to work

Definition
(verb) obtain by winning
Example Sentence
  • Winner takes all
  • He took first prize

Definition
(verb) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
Synonyms : contract , get
Example Sentence
  • He got AIDS
  • She came down with pneumonia
  • She took a chill

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