Textual thesaurus for "take in"

(verb) adopt

take into one's family

They adopted two children from Nicaragua

(verb) ingest, absorb, assimilate

take up mentally

he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

(verb) befool, put on, put one across, put one over, gull, fool, dupe, slang, cod

fool or hoax

The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone; You can't fool me!

(verb) consume, have, ingest, take

serve oneself to, or consume regularly

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

(verb) take up, suck in, sop up

take up as if with a sponge

(verb) gather in

fold up

take in the sails

(verb) invite, receive

express willingness to have in one's home or environs

The community warmly received the refugees

(verb) take up, suck, suck up, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up, absorb

take in, also metaphorically

The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

(verb) take up


The cloth takes up the liquid

(verb) see, watch, view, catch

see or watch

view a show on television; This program will be seen all over the world; view an exhibition; Catch a show on Broadway; see a movie

(verb) overhear, catch

hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

We overheard the conversation at the next table

(verb) collect

call for and obtain payment of

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

(verb) clear, bring in, earn, gain, make, realise, realize, pull in

earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

How much do you make a month in your new job?; She earns a lot in her new job; this merger brought in lots of money; He clears $5,000 each month

(verb) absorb

suck or take up or in

A black star absorbs all matter