Textual thesaurus for "take"

(noun) proceeds, return, yield, payoff, takings, issue

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

the average return was about 5%

(verb) contract, get

be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

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

(verb) remove, withdraw, take away

remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

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

(verb) acquire, adopt, assume, take on

take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

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

(verb) study, read, learn

be a student of a certain subject

She is reading for the bar exam

(verb) read

interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

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

(verb) submit

accept or undergo, often unwillingly

We took a pay cut

(verb) select, choose, pick out

pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

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

(verb) look at, consider, deal

take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Take the case of China; Consider the following case

(verb) exact, claim

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

(verb) claim

lay claim to; as of an idea

She took credit for the whole idea

(verb) shoot, film

make a film or photograph of something

take a scene; shoot a movie

(verb) aim, direct, take aim, train

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

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

(verb) consume, have, ingest, take in

serve oneself to, or consume regularly

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

(verb) get hold of

get into one's hands, take physically

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

(verb) have

have sex with; archaic use

He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable

(verb) drive

proceed along in a vehicle

We drive the turnpike to work

(verb) strike, take up, assume

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

(verb) direct, conduct, guide, lead

take somebody somewhere

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

(verb) make

head into a specified direction

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

(verb) bring, convey

take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

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

(verb) charter, lease, hire, engage, rent

engage for service under a term of contract

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

(verb) subscribe, subscribe to

receive or obtain regularly

We take the Times every day

(verb) accept

make use of or accept for some purpose

take a risk; take an opportunity

(verb) have, accept

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

(verb) accept, admit, take on

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

(verb) occupy, use up

require (time or space)

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

(verb) fill, occupy

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

(verb) necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

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

(verb) hold, contain

be capable of holding or containing

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

(verb) carry, pack

have with oneself; have on one's person

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

(verb) accept

be designed to hold or take

This surface will not take the dye