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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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