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Definition 1: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption - [noun denoting act]

(take is a kind of ...) the act of making a film

(... is a kind of take ) a shot or scene that is photographed again

Definition 2: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the average return was about 5%

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

(... is a kind of take ) the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

(... is a kind of take ) financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)

Definition 3: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness - [verb of body]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He got AIDS
  • She came down with pneumonia
  • She took a chill

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) get sick

"She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) contract

"did you catch a cold?"

Definition 4: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract - [verb of change]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take ) remove body hair

"epilate her legs"

(... is a kind of take ) remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation

"Should one harvest organs from dead people for transplants?"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the tip from

"tip artichokes"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the stem from

"for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"

(... is a kind of take ) surgically remove (an organ)

(... is a kind of take ) remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover

(... is a kind of take ) remove the contents of (an organ)

(... is a kind of take ) remove the nucleus from (a cell)

(... is a kind of take ) remove the cortex of (an organ)

(... is a kind of take ) remove (water) from a vessel with a container

(... is a kind of take ) remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

"The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim" "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes" "He disinvested himself of his garments"

(... is a kind of take ) remove an organ or bodily structure

(... is a kind of take ) remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

"Clean the turkey"

(... is a kind of take ) remove shells or husks from

"clean grain before milling it"

(... is a kind of take ) blow away or off with a current of air

"winnow chaff" "The speaker ceased to be an amusing little gnat to be fanned away and was kicked off the forum"

(... is a kind of take ) remove in small bits

"pick meat from a bone"

(... is a kind of take ) free (the throat) by making a rasping sound

"Clear the throat"

(... is a kind of take ) remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine

(... is a kind of take ) remove from a surface

"the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"

(... is a kind of take ) take off or away by decreasing

"lift the pressure"

(... is a kind of take ) remove from a seedbed or from a nursery

"lift the tulip bulbs"

(... is a kind of take ) remove by pulling or ripping violently and forcefully

"The passing bus tore off her side mirror"

(... is a kind of take ) take away or remove

"Take that weight off me!"

(... is a kind of take ) take out or remove

"take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the pits from

"pit plums and cherries"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the seeds from

"seed grapes"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the hinges from

"unhinge the door"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the shucks from

"shuck corn"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the hulls from

"hull the berries"

(... is a kind of take ) remove crumbs from

"crumb the table"

(... is a kind of take ) remove or withdraw gradually:

"These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the burls from cloth

(... is a kind of take ) destroy or break forcefully

"The windows were knocked out"

(... is a kind of take ) remove unwanted substances from

(... is a kind of take ) remove the pituitary glands

(... is a kind of take ) remove gas from

(... is a kind of take ) remove the husks from

"husk corn"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the burrs from

(... is a kind of take ) remove from sight

(... is a kind of take ) remove with a flick (of the hand)

(... is a kind of take ) take off or remove

"strip a wall of its wallpaper"

(... is a kind of take ) remove a constituent from a liquid

(... is a kind of take ) remove

"clear the leaves from the lawn" "Clear snow from the road"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the fangs from

"defang the poisonous snake"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the bones from

"bone the turkey before roasting it"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the entrails of

"draw a chicken"

(... is a kind of take ) remove from its shell or outer covering

"shell the legumes" "shell mussels"

(... is a kind of take ) remove from the shell

"shuck oysters"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the tusks of animals

"tusk an elephant"

(... is a kind of take ) prevent the growth of horns of certain animals

(... is a kind of take ) remove the scalp of

"The enemies were scalped"

(... is a kind of take ) clear of weeds

"weed the garden"

(... is a kind of take ) remove water from

"condense the milk"

(... is a kind of take ) remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side

(... is a kind of take ) remove substances from by a percolating liquid

"leach the soil"

(... is a kind of take ) remove calcium or lime from

"decalcify the rock"

(... is a kind of take ) remove poison from

"detoxify the soil"

(... is a kind of take ) remove ions from

"ionate thyroxine"

(... is a kind of take ) remove iodine from

"de-iodinate the thyroxine"

(... is a kind of take ) remove carbon from (an engine)

(... is a kind of take ) free of lice

"They deloused the prisoners after they liberated the camps"

(... is a kind of take ) remove by making a hole or by boring

"the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"

(... is a kind of take ) remove with or as if with a brush

"brush away the crumbs" "brush the dust from the jacket" "brush aside the objections"

(... is a kind of take ) remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

"he washed the dirt from his coat" "The nurse washed away the blood" "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?" "he managed to wash out the stains"

(... is a kind of take ) remove from a surface on which it is adsorbed

"the substance was desorbed"

(... is a kind of take ) take away

"pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the minerals or salts from

"demineralize water"

(... is a kind of take ) remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

(... is a kind of take ) clear out the chest and lungs

"This drug expectorates quickly"

(... is a kind of take ) remove from a larger whole

"the new start-up company carved out a large chunk of the market within a year"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the triggering device from

(... is a kind of take ) remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water

(... is a kind of take ) diminish, as by friction

"Erosion wore away the surface"

(... is a kind of take ) remove surgically

"amputate limbs"

(... is a kind of take ) surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ

(... is a kind of take ) remove from the surface

"skim cream from the surface of milk"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

(... is a kind of take ) strip the cured leaves from

"strip tobacco"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the scales from

"scale fish"

(... is a kind of take ) cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys

"During the bris, the baby boy is circumcised"

(... is a kind of take ) take (a ship) out of a dock

"undock the ship"

(... is a kind of take ) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the inner part or the core of

"the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

(... is a kind of take ) take out or up with or as if with a scoop

"scoop the sugar out of the container"

(... is a kind of take ) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

"pull weeds" "extract a bad tooth" "take out a splinter" "extract information from the telegram"

(... is a kind of take ) remove something from a container or an enclosed space

(... is a kind of take ) remove the strings from

"unstring my guitar"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the stringy parts of

"string beans"

(... is a kind of take ) remove by wiping

(... is a kind of take ) remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

"Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands" "The car carried us off to the meeting" "I'll take you away on a holiday" "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the cover from

"unveil a painting"

(... is a kind of take ) remove from its packing

"unpack the presents"

(... is a kind of take ) take the burden off; remove the burden from

"unburden the donkey"

(... is a kind of take ) remove

"Empty the water"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the charge from

(... is a kind of take ) remove the saddle from

"They unsaddled their mounts"

(... is a kind of take ) get rid of

"he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

(... is a kind of take ) remove or force out from a position

"The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums" "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"

(... is a kind of take ) remove while making clean

"Clean the spots off the rug"

(... is a kind of take ) remove by suction

"aspirate the wound"

(... is a kind of take ) remove or make invisible

"Please delete my name from your list"

(... is a kind of take ) remove with or as if with a ladle

"ladle the water out of the bowl"

(... is a kind of take ) scoop up or take up with a spoon

"spoon the sauce over the roast"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the guts of

"gut the sheep"

(... is a kind of take ) remove the head of

"head the fish"

(... is a kind of take ) remove by drawing or pulling

"She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth" "draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"

(... is a kind of take ) remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters" "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

(... is a kind of take ) take liquid out of a container or well

"She drew water from the barrel"

(... is a kind of take ) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

"draw a weapon" "pull out a gun" "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"

(... is a kind of take ) cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate

(... is a kind of take ) cause to flow

"The nurse drew blood"

(... is a kind of take ) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

"She drew $2,000 from the account" "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"

Definition 5: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect - [verb of change]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of take ) take on again, as after a time lapse

"He re-assumed his old behavior"

Definition 6: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial - [verb of change]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a pulse
  • A reading was taken of the earth's tremors

(take is a kind of ...) receive a specified treatment (abstract)

"These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation" "His movie received a good review" "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

Definition 7: be seized or affected in a specified way - [verb of change]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take sick
  • be taken drunk

(take is a kind of ...) enter or assume a certain state or condition

"He became annoyed when he heard the bad news" "It must be getting more serious" "her face went red with anger" "She went into ecstasy" "Get going!"

Definition 8: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives - [verb of cognition]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of take ) select from a list

"empanel prospective jurors"

(... is a kind of take ) select something or someone for a specific purpose

"The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"

(... is a kind of take ) select from a group

"She was singled out for her outstanding performance"

(... is a kind of take ) choose in one's mind

"Think of any integer between 1 and 25"

(... is a kind of take ) decide upon or fix definitely

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

(... is a kind of take ) choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

"She followed the feminist movement" "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"

(... is a kind of take ) examine in order to test suitability

"screen these samples" "screen the job applicants"

(... is a kind of take ) elect in a voting process

"They voted in Clinton"

(... is a kind of take ) select by a vote for an office or membership

"We elected him chairman of the board"

(... is a kind of take ) put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position

"The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"

(... is a kind of take ) separate or remove

"The customer picked over the selection"

(... is a kind of take ) pick the best

(... is a kind of take ) choose by or as if by divine intervention

"She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"

(... is a kind of take ) select (a team or individual player) for a game

"The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"

(... is a kind of take ) distinguish and separate out

"sift through the job candidates"

(... is a kind of take ) select or take in from a given group or region

"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

(... is a kind of take ) choose by means of a dial

"dial a telephone number"

(... is a kind of take ) give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number

"I plumped for the losing candidates"

(... is a kind of take ) select carefully from a group

"She finally picked her successor" "He picked his way carefully"

(... is a kind of take ) choose

"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"

(... is a kind of take ) take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

(... is a kind of take ) select desirable parts from a group or list

"cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence" "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"

(... is a kind of take ) express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote

"He voted for the motion" "None of the Democrats voted last night"

Definition 9: be a student of a certain subject - [verb of cognition]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is reading for the bar exam

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take ) attend academic courses without getting credit

(... is a kind of take ) undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession

"She is training to be a teacher" "He trained as a legal aid"

(... is a kind of take ) learn by repetition

"We drilled French verbs every day" "Pianists practice scales"

Definition 10: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes - [verb of cognition]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take the case of China
  • Consider the following case

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) have on one's mind, think about actively

"I'm thinking about my friends abroad" "She always thinks about her children first"

(... is a kind of take ) consider as a possibility

"I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"

(... is a kind of take ) consider not very seriously

"He is trifling with her" "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"

(... is a kind of take ) consider apart from a particular case or instance

"Let's abstract away from this particular example"

(... is a kind of take ) become excited about

"He warmed to the idea of a trip to Antarctica"

Definition 11: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression - [verb of cognition]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I read this address as a satire
  • How should I take this message?

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

(... is a kind of take ) interpret wrongly

"I misread Hamlet all my life!"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) to hear and understand

"I read you loud and clear!"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior

"She read the sky and predicted rain" "I can't read his strange behavior" "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"

Definition 12: accept or undergo, often unwillingly - [verb of cognition]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We took a pay cut

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) pass through

"The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "undergo a strange sensation"

(... is a kind of take ) undergo a test

"She doesn't test well"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) experience or feel or submit to

"Take a test" "Take the plunge"

Definition 13: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs - [verb of communication]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the accident claimed three lives
  • The hard work took its toll on her

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take has a similar meaning as ...) require as useful, just, or proper

"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 14: make a film or photograph of something - [verb of communication]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a scene
  • shoot a movie

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of take ) shoot again

"We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) record on photographic film

"I photographed the scene of the accident" "She snapped a picture of the President"

(take belongs to category ...) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"

Definition 15: lay claim to; as of an idea - [verb of communication]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She took credit for the whole idea

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

"Before God I swear I am innocent"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

"He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter" "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

Definition 16: obtain by winning - [verb of competition]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Winner takes all
  • He took first prize

(take is a kind of ...) be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious

"He won the Gold Medal in skating" "Our home team won" "Win the game"

Definition 17: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards - [verb of competition]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

(... is a kind of take ) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face" "criticism directed at her superior" "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

(... is a kind of take ) aim with a gun

"The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit"

(... is a kind of take ) aim, point, or direct

"Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"

(... is a kind of take ) direct at someone

"She turned a smile on me" "They turned their flashlights on the car"

(... is a kind of take ) hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement

"The soccer player began to swing at the referee"

(... is a kind of take ) direct into a position for use

"point a gun" "He charged his weapon at me"

(... is a kind of take ) aim at

"level criticism or charges at somebody"

(... is a kind of take ) take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

Definition 18: serve oneself to, or consume regularly - [verb of consumption]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Have another bowl of chicken soup!
  • I don't take sugar in my coffee

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take ) eat human flesh

(... is a kind of take ) take up as if with a sponge

(... is a kind of take ) take a sample of

"Try these new crackers" "Sample the regional dishes"

(... is a kind of take ) fill to satisfaction

"I am sated"

(... is a kind of take ) take in food; used of animals only

"This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat" "What do whales eat?"

(... is a kind of take ) consume

"She didn't touch her food all night"

(... is a kind of take ) consume alcohol

"We were up drinking all night"

(... is a kind of take ) take in liquids

"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"

(... is a kind of take ) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

(... is a kind of take ) eat a meal; take a meal

"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls" "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

(... is a kind of take ) take or consume (regularly or habitually)

"She uses drugs rarely"

(... is a kind of take ) take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon

Definition 19: get into one's hands, take physically - [verb of contact]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take a cookie!
  • Can you take this bag, please

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take ) take hold of; grab

"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter" "She clutched her purse" "The mother seized her child by the arm" "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"

(... is a kind of take ) take or capture by force

"The terrorists seized the politicians" "The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages"

Definition 20: have sex with; archaic use - [verb of contact]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) have sexual intercourse with

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Definition 21: occupy or take on - [verb of motion]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) assume, as of positions or roles

"She took the job as director of development" "he occupies the position of manager" "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"

Definition 22: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route - [verb of motion]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He takes the bus to work
  • She takes Route 1 to Newark

(take is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

Definition 23: head into a specified direction - [verb of motion]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The escaped convict took to the hills
  • We made for the mountains

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) to go or travel towards

"where is she heading" "We were headed for the mountains"

Definition 24: take somebody somewhere - [verb of motion]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We lead him to our chief
  • can you take me to the main entrance?
  • He conducted us to the palace

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take ) guide with a beacon

(... is a kind of take ) guide or conduct or usher somewhere

"hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

(... is a kind of take ) lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

"The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"

(... is a kind of take ) take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums

"The usher showed us to our seats"

Definition 25: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere - [verb of motion]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Bring me the box from the other room
  • Take these letters to the boss
  • This brings me to the main point

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

(... is a kind of take ) bring ashore

"The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island"

(... is a kind of take ) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

"Sound carries well over water" "The airwaves carry the sound" "Many metals conduct heat"

(... is a kind of take ) move somewhere quickly

"The President was whisked away in his limo"

(... is a kind of take ) convey in a tube

"inside Paris, they used to tube mail"

(... is a kind of take ) bring back to the point of departure

(... is a kind of take ) transport from one place to another

(... is a kind of take ) cause or enable to pass through

"The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"

(... is a kind of take ) take away or remove

"The devil will fetch you!"

(take implies ...) move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody

"He came singing down the road" "Come with me to the Casbah" "come down here!" "come out of the closet!" "come into the room"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) be accompanied by

"Can I bring my cousin to the dinner?"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) go or come after and bring or take back

"Get me those books over there, please" "Could you bring the wine?" "The dog fetched the hat"

Definition 26: proceed along in a vehicle - [verb of motion]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We drive the turnpike to work

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) travel across or pass over

"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) travel or be transported in a vehicle

"We drove to the university every morning" "They motored to London for the theater"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) operate or control a vehicle

"drive a car or bus" "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) cause someone or something to move by driving

"She drove me to school every day" "We drove the car to the garage"

(take belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 27: experience or feel or submit to - [verb of perception]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take a test
  • Take the plunge

(take is a kind of ...) go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

"get an idea" "experience vertigo" "get nauseous" "receive injuries" "have a feeling"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) accept or undergo, often unwillingly

"We took a pay cut"

Definition 28: take into one's possession - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We are taking an orphan from Romania
  • I'll take three salmon steaks

(... is a kind of take ) take into one's family

"They adopted two children from Nicaragua"

(... is a kind of take ) take away possessions from someone

"The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

(... is a kind of take ) cause to be returned

"recall the defective auto tires" "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"

(... is a kind of take ) get hold of or seize quickly and easily

"I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale"

(... is a kind of take ) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

"I'll accept the charges" "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

(... is a kind of take ) put in one's pocket

"He pocketed the change"

(... is a kind of take ) requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

"the estate was sequestered"

(... is a kind of take ) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

"The FBI seized the drugs" "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment" "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

(... is a kind of take ) call for and obtain payment of

"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" "he collected the rent"

(... is a kind of take ) regain possession of something

(... is a kind of take ) take from a person or place

"We took the abused child away from its parents"

(... is a kind of take ) free or relieve (someone) of a burden

Definition 29: take by force - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hitler took the Baltic Republics
  • The army took the fort on the hill

(... is a kind of take ) take forcibly from legal custody

"rescue prisoners"

(... is a kind of take ) take by attacking with scaling ladders

"The troops scaled the walls of the fort"

(... is a kind of take ) obtain through intimidation

(... is a kind of take ) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town" "he usurped my rights" "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

(... is a kind of take ) take back by force, as after a battle

"The military forces managed to recapture the fort"

(... is a kind of take ) take by stealing

"The thief relieved me of $100"

(... is a kind of take ) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

(... is a kind of take ) steal goods; take as spoils

"During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

(... is a kind of take ) plunder (a town) after capture

"the barbarians sacked Rome"

Definition 30: buy, select - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll take a pound of that sausage

(take is a kind of ...) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

"The family purchased a new car" "The conglomerate acquired a new company" "She buys for the big department store"

(take belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

Definition 31: engage for service under a term of contract - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We took an apartment on a quiet street
  • Let's rent a car
  • Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 32: receive or obtain regularly - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We take the Times every day

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

"The family purchased a new car" "The conglomerate acquired a new company" "She buys for the big department store"

Definition 33: receive willingly something given or offered - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

(... is a kind of take ) admit into a group or community

"accept students for graduate study" "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

(... is a kind of take ) accept gladly

"I welcome your proposals"

(... is a kind of take ) accept as pay

"we honor checks and drafts"

(... is a kind of take ) take up and practice as one's own

(take has a similar meaning as ...) get something; come into possession of

"receive payment" "receive a gift" "receive letters from the front"

Definition 34: require (time or space) - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It took three hours to get to work this morning
  • This event occupied a very short time

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) use up, consume fully

"The legislature expended its time on school questions"

(... is a kind of take ) spend or use time

"I may be an hour"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Definition 35: admit into a group or community - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • accept students for graduate study
  • We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) receive willingly something given or offered

"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"

(... is a kind of take ) receive into a religious order or congregation

(take has a similar meaning as ...) allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

"admit someone to the profession" "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"

Definition 36: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take shelter from the storm

Definition 37: make use of or accept for some purpose - [verb of possession]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a risk
  • take an opportunity

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of take ) take or assume for one's own use

"He co-opted the criticism and embraced it"

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She took the job as director of development
  • he occupies the position of manager
  • the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) occupy or take on

"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"

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take action
  • take steps
  • take vengeance

(take is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He took to visiting bars

Definition 41: require as useful, just, or proper - [verb of stative]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take has a similar meaning as ...) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

"the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

(... is a kind of take ) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood

"most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"

(... is a kind of take ) require a specified depth for floating

"This boat draws 70 inches"

(... is a kind of take ) require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

"This mistake cost him his job"

(... is a kind of take ) need badly or desperately

"This question cries out for an answer"

(... is a kind of take ) necessitate or exact

"the water shortage compels conservation"

Definition 42: be designed to hold or take - [verb of stative]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This surface will not take the dye

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 43: have with oneself; have on one's person - [verb of stative]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She always takes an umbrella
  • I always carry money
  • She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) have or possess something abstract

"I carry her image in my mind's eye" "I will carry the secret to my grave" "I carry these thoughts in the back of my head" "I carry a lot of life insurance"

Definition 44: be capable of holding or containing - [verb of stative]

Samples where take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This box won't take all the items
  • The flask holds one gallon

Synonyms for take in the sense of this definition

(take is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) contain or hold; have within

"The jar carries wine" "The canteen holds fresh water" "This can contains water"

(take has a similar meaning as ...) have room for; hold without crowding

"This hotel can accommodate 250 guests" "The theater admits 300 people" "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

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