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'take' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'take'
1. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
2. the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

'take' - used as a verb
3. carry out
take action
take steps
take vengeance
4. require (time or space)
It took three hours to get to work this morning
5. take somebody somewhere
can you take me to the main entrance?
6. get into one's hands, take physically
Take a cookie!
Can you take this bag, please
7. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
His voice took on a sad tone
The story took a new turn
8. interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
How should I take this message?
You can't take credit for this!
9. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Take these letters to the boss
10. take into one's possession
We are taking an orphan from Romania
I'll take three salmon steaks
11. require as useful, just, or proper
It takes nerve to do what she did
12. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Take any one of these cards
13. travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
He takes the bus to work
She takes Route 1 to Newark
14. receive willingly something given or offered
15. assume, as of positions or roles
She took the job as director of development
16. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Take the case of China
17. experience or feel or submit to
Take a test
Take the plunge
18. make a film or photograph of something
take a scene
19. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
take the gun from your pocket
20. serve oneself to, or consume regularly
I don't take sugar in my coffee
21. accept or undergo, often unwillingly
We took a pay cut
22. make use of or accept for some purpose
take a risk
take an opportunity
23. take by force
Hitler took the Baltic Republics
The army took the fort on the hill
24. occupy or take on
She took her seat on the stage
We took our seats in the orchestra
She took up her position behind the tree
25. admit into a group or community
26. ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
take a pulse
27. be a student of a certain subject
28. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
The hard work took its toll on her
29. head into a specified direction
The escaped convict took to the hills
30. aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
Take a swipe at one's opponent
31. be seized or affected in a specified way
take sick
32. have with oneself; have on one's person
She always takes an umbrella
33. engage for service under a term of contract
We took an apartment on a quiet street
Shall we take a guide in Rome?
34. Receive or obtain regularly
We take the Times every day
35. buy, select
I'll take a pound of that sausage
36. to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
take shelter from the storm
37. have sex with
38. lay claim to; as of an idea
She took credit for the whole idea
39. be designed to hold or take
This surface will not take the dye
40. be capable of holding or containing
This box won't take all the items
41. develop a habit
He took to visiting bars
42. proceed along in a vehicle
43. obtain by winning
Winner takes all
He took first prize
44. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
She took a chill

derived forms
1. Take / Plural
2. Take / Past
3. Take / Third Person
4. Take / Present Participle
5. Take / Past Participle
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