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English noun: take

1. take (possession) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property


SamplesThe average return was about 5%.


Synonymsissue, payoff, proceeds, return, takings, yield


Broader (hypernym)income


Narrower (hyponym)economic rent, payback, rent

2. take (act) the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption


Broader (hypernym)cinematography, filming, motion-picture photography


Narrower (hyponym)retake


English verb: take

1. take (social) carry out


SamplesTake action.
Take steps.
Take vengeance.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

2. take (possession) require (time or space)


SamplesIt took three hours to get to work this morning.
This event occupied a very short time.


ExamplesThey take a long time


Synonymsoccupy, use up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)expend, use


Narrower (hyponym)be


Verb groupconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

3. take (motion) take somebody somewhere


SamplesWe lead him to our chief.
Can you take me to the main entrance?.
He conducted us to the palace.


Synonymsconduct, direct, guide, lead


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)beacon, hand, lead astray, misdirect, misguide, mislead, show, usher

4. take (contact) get into one's hands, take physically


SamplesTake a cookie!.
Can you take this bag, please.


ExamplesThe children take the ball


Synonymsget hold of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)clutch, prehend, seize, seize

5. take (change) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect


SamplesHis 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.


Synonymsacquire, adopt, assume, take on


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)re-assume

6. take (cognition) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression


SamplesI read this address as a satire.
How should I take this message?.
You can't take credit for this!.


Synonymsread


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see


Narrower (hyponym)misinterpret, misread


Verb groupread, read

7. take (motion) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere


SamplesBring me the box from the other room.
Take these letters to the boss.
This brings me to the main point.


ExamplesThey take the food to the people, They take the people the food


Synonymsbring, convey


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)carry, transport


Narrower (hyponym)bring back, carry, channel, conduct, convey, ferry, fetch, impart, land, return, take back, transit, transmit, tube, whisk


Entailcome, come up


Verb groupbring, bring, convey, fetch, get

8. take (possession) take into one's possession


SamplesWe are taking an orphan from Romania.
I'll take three salmon steaks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Narrower (hyponym)accept, adopt, assume, attach, bear, call back, call in, collect, confiscate, deprive, divest, grab, impound, pocket, recall, repossess, seize, sequester, sequester, snaffle, snap up, strip, take away, take back, take in, take in, take over, unburden, withdraw


Antonymsgive

9. take (motion) travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route


SamplesHe takes the bus to work.
She takes Route 1 to Newark.


ExamplesThe men take the boat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

10. take (cognition) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives


SamplesTake 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.


ExamplesThey take him to write the letter


Synonymschoose, pick out, select


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)decide, determine, make up one's mind


Narrower (hyponym)adopt, anoint, assign, cream off, cull out, define, determine, dial, draw, elect, elect, empanel, espouse, excerpt, extract, field, fix, follow, go, impanel, limit, nominate, panel, pick, pick over, plump, propose, screen, screen out, set, set apart, sieve, sieve, sieve out, sift, single out, skim off, sort, specify, specify, take out, think of, vote, vote in, winnow

11. take (possession) receive willingly something given or offered


SamplesThe only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter.
I won't have this dog in my house!.
Please accept my present.


Synonymsaccept, have


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)accept, admit, adopt, borrow, honor, honour, take, take on, take over, take up, welcome


Verb grouphave, receive


Antonymspass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject

12. take (social) assume, as of positions or roles


SamplesShe took the job as director of development.
He occupies the position of manager.
The young prince will soon occupy the throne.


Synonymsfill, occupy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do work, work


Verb groupassume, strike, take, take up

13. take (cognition) take into consideration for exemplifying purposes


SamplesTake the case of China.
Consider the following case.


Synonymsconsider, deal, look at


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)think about


Narrower (hyponym)abstract, contemplate, dally, play, trifle, warm to

14. take (stative) require as useful, just, or proper


SamplesIt 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.


Synonymsask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)claim, compel, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, exact, govern, take


Verb groupclaim, exact, take


Antonymsobviate, rid of, eliminate

15. take (perception) experience or feel or submit to


SamplesTake a test.
Take the plunge.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, get, have, receive


Verb groupsubmit, take

16. take (communication) make a film or photograph of something


SamplesTake a scene.
Shoot a movie.


ExamplesSam cannot take Sue


Synonymsfilm, shoot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record


Narrower (hyponym)reshoot


Verb groupphotograph, shoot, snap


Domain categoryfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

17. take (change) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract


SamplesRemove 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.


ExamplesThey want to take the doors


Synonymsremove, take away, withdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Narrower (hyponym)ablate, amputate, aspirate, bail, bail out, bale out, bear away, bear off, bone, brush, bur, burl, burr, cancel, carry away, carry off, carve out, cast, cast off, chip away, chip away at, circumcise, clean, clean, clean, clean, clean, clear, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear up, condense, cream, cream off, crumb, cut into, cut off, de-iodinate, de-ionate, debone, decalcify, decarbonise, decarbonize, decarburise, decarburize, decoke, decorticate, defang, defuse, degas, dehorn, delete, delouse, delve, demineralise, demineralize, depilate, descale, desorb, detoxicate, detoxify, detusk, dig, dig, disburden, discharge, disembowel, disinvest, dislodge, dismantle, divest, draw, draw, draw, draw, draw, draw away, draw off, draw off, draw out, draw out, dredge, drive out, drop, eliminate, empty, enucleate, enucleate, epilate, eviscerate, eviscerate, excavate, exenterate, expectorate, extirpate, extract, flick, free, get out, gut, harvest, head, hollow, hull, husk, hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize, knock out, lade, laden, ladle, leach, leach, lift, lift, lift, lift out, muck, offsaddle, pick, pick, pit, pull, pull, pull, pull off, pull out, pull out, pull up, ream, resect, scale, scalp, scavenge, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, seed, shake off, shed, shell, shell, shuck, shuck, skim, skim off, spoon, stem, stone, string, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, suck out, take away, take away, take off, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take up, tear away, tear off, throw, throw away, throw off, tip, turn over, tusk, unburden, undock, undress, unhinge, unpack, unsaddle, unstring, unveil, wash, wash away, wash off, wash out, wear away, wear off, weed, winnow, wipe away, wipe off, withdraw

18. take (consumption) serve oneself to, or consume regularly


SamplesHave another bowl of chicken soup!.
I don't take sugar in my coffee.


ExamplesThey take the cake with sugar


Synonymsconsume, have, ingest, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)booze, cannibalise, cannibalize, do drugs, drink, drink, drug, eat, eat, eat, feed, fill, fuddle, get down, habituate, hit, imbibe, partake, replete, sample, sate, satiate, smoke, sop up, suck in, sup, swallow, take in, take up, taste, touch, try, try out, use


Antonymsdesist, abstain, refrain

19. take (cognition) accept or undergo, often unwillingly


SamplesWe took a pay cut.


Synonymssubmit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)undergo


Narrower (hyponym)test


Verb grouptake

20. take (possession) make use of or accept for some purpose


SamplesTake a risk.
Take an opportunity.


Synonymsaccept


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)co-opt

21. take (possession) take by force


SamplesHitler took the Baltic Republics.
The army took the fort on the hill.


ExamplesThey take the hill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Narrower (hyponym)arrogate, assume, despoil, extort, foray, loot, pillage, plunder, plunder, ransack, reave, recapture, relieve, rescue, retake, rifle, sack, scale, seize, steal, strip, take over, usurp

22. take (motion) occupy or take on


SamplesHe 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.


ExamplesThe men take the horses across the field


Synonymsassume, strike, take up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move


Verb groupfill, occupy, take

23. take (possession) admit into a group or community


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


ExamplesSam cannot take Sue


Synonymsaccept, admit, take on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept, have, take


Narrower (hyponym)profess


Verb groupadmit, include, let in

24. take (change) ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial


SamplesTake a pulse.
A reading was taken of the earth's tremors.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)find, get, incur, obtain, receive

25. take (cognition) be a student of a certain subject


SamplesShe is reading for the bar exam.


Synonymslearn, read, study


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)audit, drill, exercise, practice, practise, prepare, train

26. take (communication) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs


SamplesThe accident claimed three lives.
The hard work took its toll on her.


Synonymsclaim, exact


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take


Verb groupask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take

27. take (motion) head into a specified direction


SamplesThe escaped convict took to the hills.
We made for the mountains.


Synonymsmake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)head

28. take (competition) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards


SamplesPlease 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.


Synonymsaim, direct, take aim, train


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)position


Narrower (hyponym)aim, charge, direct, draw a bead on, hold, level, level, place, point, point, sight, swing, target, turn

29. take (change) be seized or affected in a specified way


SamplesTake sick.
Be taken drunk.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)become, get, go

30. take (stative) have with oneself; have on one's person


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


ExamplesThey take more bread


Synonymscarry, pack


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have


Verb groupcarry

31. take (possession) engage for service under a term of contract


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


Synonymscharter, engage, hire, lease, rent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

32. take (possession) receive or obtain regularly


SamplesWe take the Times every day.


Synonymssubscribe, subscribe to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)buy, purchase

33. take (possession) buy, select


SamplesI'll take a pound of that sausage.


ExamplesThey take the newspapers


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)buy, purchase


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

34. take (possession) to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort


SamplesTake shelter from the storm.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

35. take (contact) have sex with; archaic use


SamplesHe had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable.


Synonymshave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with

36. take (communication) lay claim to; as of an idea


SamplesShe took credit for the whole idea.


Synonymsclaim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify


Verb grouparrogate, claim, lay claim


Antonymsdisclaim

37. take (stative) be designed to hold or take


SamplesThis surface will not take the dye.


Synonymsaccept


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

38. take (stative) be capable of holding or containing


SamplesThis box won't take all the items.
The flask holds one gallon.


Synonymscontain, hold


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb groupaccommodate, admit, bear, carry, contain, hold, hold

39. take (social) develop a habit


SamplesHe took to visiting bars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

40. take (motion) proceed along in a vehicle


SamplesWe drive the turnpike to work.


Synonymsdrive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse


Verb groupdrive, drive, drive, motor


Domain categorydriving

41. take (competition) obtain by winning


SamplesWinner takes all.
He took first prize.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)win

42. take (body) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness


SamplesHe got AIDS.
She came down with pneumonia.
She took a chill.


Synonymscontract, get


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come down, sicken


Narrower (hyponym)catch


Verb groupcatch









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