take


take
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. catch, capture (see acquisition); plagiarize, pirate (see stealing); take by storm; snap or pick up; do; work, be effective; snap a picture. —n. taking; informal, receipts, haul, gate (sl.), swag (sl.). See receiving.
- take back
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Something that is taken]
Syn. part, cut, proceeds; see profit 2 , share .
2. [Scene filmed or televised]
Syn. film, shot, motion picture; see photograph .
3. [*Something that is seized]
Syn. catching, haul*, swag*; see booty , catch 1 .
on the take*,
Syn. corrupt, corruptible, avaricious, money-hungry; see greedy 1 .
v.
1. [To seize]
Syn. appropriate, pocket, carry off; see seize 1 , 2 .
2. [To collect]
Syn. gather up, accept, reap; see receive 1 .
3. [To catch]
Syn. seize, capture, grab, get hold of; see catch 1 .
4. [To choose]
Syn. select, decide on, prefer; see choose 1 , decide .
5. [To acquire]
Syn. win, attain, secure; see earn 2 , obtain 1 .
6. [To require]
Syn. necessitate, demand, call for; see need .
7. [To purchase]
Syn. pay for, procure, gain; see buy 1 .
8. [To contract; said of a disease ]
Syn. get, come down with, be seized with; see catch 4 .
9. [To record]
Syn. note, register, take notes; see record 1 .
10. [To transport]
Syn. convey, deliver, carry, drive; see bring 1 , carry 1 .
11. [To captivate]
Syn. charm, delight, overwhelm; see entertain 1 , fascinate .
12. [To win]
Syn. prevail, triumph, beat; see defeat 1 .
13. [To rent]
Syn. lease, hire, charter; see rent 2 .
14. [To steal]
Syn. misappropriate, purloin, filch; see steal .
15. [To undergo]
Syn. tolerate, suffer, bear; see endure 2 , undergo .
16. [To consider]
Syn. regard, look upon, hold; see consider 2 .
17. [To comprehend]
Syn. apprehend, grasp, perceive; see know 1 , understand 1 .
18. [To lead]
Syn. guide, steer, pilot; see lead 1 .
19. [To escort]
Syn. conduct, attend, go with; see accompany 1 .
20. [To admit]
Syn. let in, welcome, give access to; see receive 4 .
21. [To enjoy]
Syn. relish, delight in, luxuriate in; see like 1 .
22. [To adopt]
Syn. utilize, assume, appropriate; see adopt 2 .
23. [To apply]
Syn. put in practice, exert, exercise; see practice 1 , use 1 .
24. [To travel]
Syn. tour, journey, trek, travel by; see travel 2 .
25. [To seek]
Syn. look for, search for, go after; see hunt 2 , seek 1 .
26. [To experience]
Syn. sense, observe, be aware of; see feel 2 .
27. [*To cheat]
Syn. defraud, trick, swindle; see deceive .
28. [To grow]
Syn. germinate, develop into, grow to be; see become 1 .
See Synonym Study at bring , receive , seize .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
use, impose upon, *step on.
IV
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
proceeds, profit, yield, *haul, return, gate, net, income, gain.
II
v.
1. seize gather up, get, secure, grab, grasp, acquire, snatch, pocket, steal, appropriate, purloin, *nab, *swipe, borrow, help oneself to, pick up, obtain, carry off, pluck, reap.
2. choose select, pick, *go with, opt for, single out, settle on, prefer, favor.
3. convey carry, bring, deliver, transport, haul, tote, lug, *schlep, usher, bear, drive.
4. endure stand, withstand, put up with, suffer, bear, abide, tolerate, weather, brave, stomach, *hack.
5. require demand, necessitate, call for, need.
6. charm captivate, enchant, win over, bewitch, fascinate, dazzle.
7. Sl. cheat trick, *rip off, fleece.
ANT.: 1. give, leave, let go. 2. reject, pass over
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To obtain possession or control of: capture, gain, get, win. Slang: cop. See GET. 2. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase: capture, catch, get, net1, secure. Informal: bag. Slang: nail. See GET. 3. To become affected with a disease: catch, contract, develop, get, sicken. Idiom: come down with. See GET. 4. To come upon, especially suddenly or unexpectedly: catch, hit on (or upon), surprise. Informal: hit. See SURPRISE. 5. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on: catch, seize, strike. See ATTACK, OVER. 6. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action: allure, appeal, attract, draw, entice, lure, magnetize. Informal: pull. See LIKE. 7. To cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach: ingest, swallow. See MOUTH. 8. To admit to one's possession, presence, or awareness: accept, have, receive. See ACCEPT. 9. To engage in sexual relations with: bed, copulate, couple, have, mate, sleep with. Idioms: go to bed with, make love, make whoopee, roll in the hay. See SEX. 10. To receive (something given or offered) willingly and gladly. Also used with up: accept, embrace, welcome. See ACCEPT. 11. To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right: appropriate, arrogate, assume, commandeer, preempt, seize, usurp. See GIVE. 12. To go aboard (a means of transport): board, catch. See USED. 13. To have as a need or prerequisite: ask, call for, demand, entail, involve, necessitate, require. See NECESSARY, OVER. 14. To obtain from another source: derive, draw, get. See KIN. 15. To put up with: abide, accept, bear, brook2, endure, go, stand (for), stomach, suffer, support, sustain, swallow, tolerate, withstand. Informal: lump2. Idioms: take it, take it lying down. See ACCEPT. 16. To perform a function effectively: function, go, operate, run, work. See THRIVE. 17. To perceive and recognize the meaning of: accept, apprehend, catch (on), compass, comprehend, conceive, fathom, follow, get, grasp, make out, read, see, sense, take in, understand. Informal: savvy. Slang: dig. Chiefly British: twig. Scots: ken. Idioms: get (or have) a handle on, get the picture. See UNDERSTAND. 18. To understand in a particular way: construe, interpret, read. See UNDERSTAND. 19. To cause to come along with oneself: bear, bring, carry, convey, fetch, transport. See ACCOMPANIED. 20. To move (something) from a position occupied: remove, take away, take off, take out, withdraw. See MOVE. 21. To take away (a quantity) from another quantity. Also used with off: abate, deduct, discount, rebate, subtract. Informal: knock off. See INCREASE. 22. Informal: To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery: bilk, cheat, cozen, defraud, gull, mulct, rook, swindle, victimize. Informal: chisel, flimflam, trim. Slang: diddle1, do, gyp, stick, sting. See HONEST. II noun 1. The amount of money collected as admission, especially to a sporting event: box office, gate. See MONEY. 2. Slang. A trying to do or make something: attempt, crack, effort, endeavor, essay, go, offer, stab, trial, try. Informal: shot. Archaic: assay. See TRY.

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