• Take Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To give or deliver (a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head.
  2. (v. t.) To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.
  3. (v. t.) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
  4. (v. i.) To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
  5. (v. t.) To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man.
  6. (v. t.) To draw; to deduce; to derive.
  7. (v. t.) To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape.
  8. (v. t.) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
  9. (v. i.) To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.
  10. (p. p.) Taken.
  11. (v. t.) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
  12. (v. t.) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
  13. (v. t.) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
  14. (v. t.) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
  15. (v. t.) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
  16. (n.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
  17. (v. i.) To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
  18. (v. t.) In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into ones hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.
  19. (v. t.) To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to ones self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
  20. (v. t.) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
  21. (v. t.) To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person.
  22. (v. t.) To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
  23. (v. t.) To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be mans motive; to take men for spies.
  24. (v. i.) To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake ones self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
  25. (v. t.) In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
  26. (n.) That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.
  27. (v. t.) To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to ones power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the like.

Accept, Acquire, Admit, Adopt, Aim, Ask, Assume, Bring, Carry, Charter, Choose, Claim, Conduct, Consider, Consume, Contain, Contract, Convey, Deal, Demand, Direct, Drive, Engage, Exact, Fill, Film, Get, Guide, Have, Hire, Hold, Ingest, Involve, Issue, Lead, Learn, Lease, Make, Necessitate, Need, Occupy, Pack, Postulate, Proceeds, Read, Remove, Rent, Require, Return, Select, Shoot, Strike, Study, Submit, Subscribe, Train, Undergo, Withdraw, Yield,

• Take-off Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The spot at which one takes off; specif., the place from which a jumper rises in leaping.
  2. (n.) An imitation, especially in the way of caricature.

• Takend Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. p.) of Take