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Definition of "take" [take]

  • To get into one's possession by force, skill, or artifice, especially: (verb-transitive)
  • To capture physically; seize: take an enemy fortress. (verb-transitive)
  • To seize with authority; confiscate. (verb-transitive)
  • To kill, snare, or trap (fish or game, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • Sports & Games To acquire in a game or competition; win: took the crown in horseracing. (verb-transitive)
  • To gain possession of (something) by force or effort (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To appropriate or steal (verb)
  • To receive or accept into a relationship with oneself (verb)
  • To pay for or buy (verb)
  • To rent or lease (verb)
  • To receive or obtain by regular payment (verb)
  • To obtain by competing for; win (verb)
  • To obtain or derive from a source (verb)
  • To assume the obligations of (verb)
  • To endure, esp with fortitude (verb)
  • To adopt as a symbol of duty, obligation, etc (verb)
  • To receive or react to in a specified way (verb)
  • To adopt as one's own (verb)
  • To receive and make use of (verb)
  • To receive into the body, as by eating, inhaling, etc (verb)
  • To eat, drink, etc, esp habitually (verb)
  • To have or be engaged in for one's benefit or use (verb)
  • To work at or study (verb)
  • To make, do, or perform (an action) (verb)
  • To make use of (verb)
  • To put into effect; adopt (verb)
  • To make a photograph of or admit of being photographed (verb)
  • To act or perform (verb)
  • To write down or copy (verb)
  • To experience or feel (verb)
  • To consider, believe, or regard (verb)
  • To consider or accept as valid (verb)
  • To hold or maintain in the mind (verb)
  • To deal or contend with (verb)
  • To use as a particular case (verb)
  • To diminish or detract (verb)
  • To confront successfully (verb)
  • To have or produce the intended effect; succeed (verb)
  • (of seeds, plants, etc) to start growing successfully (verb)
  • To aim or direct (verb)
  • To deal a blow to in a specified place (verb)
  • To have sexual intercourse with (verb)
  • To carry off or remove from a place (verb)
  • To carry along or have in one's possession (verb)
  • To convey or transport (verb)
  • To use as a means of transport (verb)
  • To conduct or lead (verb)
  • To escort or accompany (verb)
  • To bring or deliver to a state, position, etc (verb)
  • To go to look for; seek (verb)
  • To ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc (verb)
  • (of a mechanism) to catch or engage (a part) (verb)
  • To put an end to; destroy (verb)
  • To come upon unexpectedly; discover (verb)
  • To contract (verb)
  • To affect or attack (verb)
  • To become suddenly or be rendered (ill) (verb)
  • To absorb or become absorbed by something (verb)
  • To charm or captivate (verb)
  • To be or become popular; win favour (verb)
  • To require or need (verb)
  • To subtract or deduct (verb)
  • To hold or contain (verb)
  • To quote or copy (verb)
  • To proceed to occupy (verb)
  • To use or employ (verb)
  • To win or capture (a trick, counter, piece, etc) (verb)
  • To catch as prey or catch prey (verb)
  • To cheat, deceive, or victimize (verb)
  • The act of taking (noun)
  • The number of quarry killed or captured on one occasion (noun)
  • The amount of anything taken, esp money (noun)
  • One of a series of recordings from which the best will be selected for release (noun)
  • The process of taking one such recording (noun)
  • A scene or part of a scene photographed without interruption (noun)
  • Any objective indication of a successful vaccination, such as a local skin reaction (noun)
  • A successful skin graft (noun)
  • A part of an article, story, etc, given to a compositor or keyboard operator for setting in type (noun)
  • A try or attempt (noun)
  • A version or interpretation (noun)

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Use "take" in a sentence
  • "The failure of the US to take seriously what’s going on in Darfur is another face of racism – let those folks “take care of their own."
  • "Many of them applied to me my parents threaten to take my PC out of my room..take the Internet Modem etc..lol..yeah I love WoW and its Bloody addictive, But yeah still have a social life."
  • "On finding he has fairly grinned himself into your good graces, he formally prepares to take leave, endeavouring at the same time to _take_ likewise what you are probably less willing to part withal -- namely, a portion of your cash."