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Definition of "takes" []

  • To gain possession of (something) by force or effort (verb)
  • 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)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of take. (verb)

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  • Plural form of take. (noun)

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Use "takes" in a sentence
  • "(DINAH _curtsies and takes his arm and they go up_ C.) (DINAH _takes mincing steps and playfully shakes her hand at_ MR. PIM,"
  • "When applied to art, which actually brings us back to the word's Greek and Latin roots, the term takes on added luster."
  • "It's difficult to pinpoint the precise moment when a term takes on new meaning, but Aretha Franklin's 1967 anthem, "Respect," was an early indicator of this particular rhetorical shift."