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take

noun

1 take

The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property.

synonyms: issue, payoff, proceeds, return, takings, yield.

Roget 789: taking etc. v.; reception etc. (taking in) 296; deglutition etc. (taking food) 298; appropriation, prehension, prensation; ... show more

Dutch: opbrengst, emissie
Polish: utarg



2 take

The act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption.

verb

1 take

Carry out.

2 take

Require (time or space).

synonyms: occupy, use up.

Dutch: beslaan, bezetten, doen, occuperen

3 take

Take somebody somewhere:
— Can you take me to the main entrance?.

synonyms: conduct, direct, guide, lead.

Dutch: leiden, voeren

4 take

Get into one's hands, take physically:
— Take a cookie!.
— Can you take this bag, please.

synonym: get hold of.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Dutch: vatten, vastnemen, vastgrijpen, toegrijpen, grissen, graaien, beetpakken, grijpen, nemen, pakken

5 take

Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.

synonyms: acquire, adopt, assume, take on.

Roget 810: receive etc. 785; take money; draw from, derive from; acquire etc. 775; take etc. 789.    bring in, ... show more

Roget 484: believe, credit; give faith to, give credit to, credence to; see, realize; assume, receive; set down for, take for; have it, take it; ... show more

Dutch: aannemen

6 take

Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression:
— How should I take this message?.

synonym: read.

Dutch: gelezen worden, veronderstellen, nemen, lezen

7 take

Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere:
— Take these letters to the boss.

synonyms: bring, convey.

Dutch: brengen

8 take

Take into one's possession.

9 take

Travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route.

10 take

Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives:
— Take any one of these cards.

synonyms: choose, pick out, select.

Dutch: opteren, uitkiezen, kiezen, believen, blieven, schiften, selecteren, uitverkiezen, uitzoeken

11 take

Receive willingly something given or offered.

synonyms: accept, have.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 829: cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure etc. 827.    please, charm, delight, ... show more

Roget 490: know, ken [Scot.], scan, wot; wot aware, be aware of etc. adj.; ween, weet, trow, have, possess.    conceive; ... show more

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Roget 298: eat, feed, fare, devour, swallow, take; gulp, bolt, snap; fall to; despatch, dispatch; discuss; take down, ... show more

12 take

Assume, as of positions or roles.

synonyms: fill, occupy.

13 take

Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes:
— Take the case of China.

synonyms: consider, deal, look at.

14 take

Require as useful, just, or proper:
— It takes nerve to do what she did.

synonyms: ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require.

15 take

Experience or feel or submit to.

16 take

Make a film or photograph of something:
— Take a scene.

synonyms: film, shoot.

Dutch: vlies, film, verfilmen

17 take

Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract:
— Take the gun from your pocket.

synonyms: remove, take away, withdraw.

Dutch: weghalen, pinnen, wegdoen, wegnemen, verwijderen

18 take

Serve oneself to, or consume regularly:
— I don't take sugar in my coffee.

synonyms: consume, have, ingest, take in.

Roget 518: be intelligible etc. adj.; speak for itself, speak volumes; tell its own tale, lie on the surface.    render intelligible etc. adj.; popularize, simplify, clear up; elucidate ... show more

19 take

Accept or undergo, often unwillingly.

synonym: submit.

20 take

Make use of or accept for some purpose:
— Take a risk.
— Take an opportunity.

synonym: accept.

21 take

Take by force.

22 take

Occupy or take on.

synonyms: assume, strike, take up.

23 take

Admit into a group or community.

synonyms: accept, admit, take on.

Roget 785: receive; take etc. 789; acquire etc. 775; admit.    take in, catch, touch; pocket; put into one's pocket, put into one's purse; ... show more

Dutch: accepteren

24 take

Ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial.

25 take

Be a student of a certain subject.

synonyms: learn, read, study.

26 take

Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs.

synonyms: claim, exact.

27 take

Head into a specified direction.

synonym: make.

28 take

Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards:
— Take a swipe at one's opponent.

synonyms: aim, direct, take aim, train.

Dutch: aanleggen, mikken

29 take

Be seized or affected in a specified way.

30 take

Have with oneself; have on one's person:
— She always takes an umbrella.

synonyms: carry, pack.

Dutch: dragen

31 take

Engage for service under a term of contract:
— Shall we take a guide in Rome?.

synonyms: charter, engage, hire, lease, rent.

Roget 788: borrow, desume.    hire, rent, farm; take a lease, take a demise; take by the hour, take by the mile, take by the year &c.; hire by the hour, hire by the mile, hire by the year ... show more

Dutch: huren

32 take

Receive or obtain regularly:
— We take the Times every day.

synonyms: subscribe, subscribe to.

Dutch: abonneren

33 take

Buy, select.

34 take

To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort.

35 take

Have sex with; archaic use:
— He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable.

synonym: have.

Dutch: hebben

36 take

Lay claim to; as of an idea.

synonym: claim.

37 take

Be designed to hold or take:
— This surface will not take the dye.

synonym: accept.

38 take

Be capable of holding or containing:
— This box won't take all the items.

synonyms: contain, hold.

39 take

Develop a habit.

40 take

Proceed along in a vehicle.

synonym: drive.

41 take

Obtain by winning.

42 take

Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness.

synonyms: contract, get.

Dutch: opdoen, oplopen, vatten


Moby thesaurus: OD, abduct, abide, absorb, abstract, accede, accede to, accept, accommodate, accompany, account as, accroach, acknowledge, acquire, act, admit, adopt, advocate, affect, agree to ... show more.

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