Synonyms of take


1. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff, income

usage: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"

2. take, filming, cinematography, motion-picture photography

usage: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption


1. take, act, move

usage: carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"

2. take, occupy, use up, use, expend

usage: require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"

3. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide

usage: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

4. take, get hold of

usage: get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"

5. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take, change

usage: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"

6. take, read, interpret, construe, see

usage: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"

7. bring, convey, take, transport, carry

usage: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"

8. take

usage: take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"

9. take, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

usage: 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"

10. choose, take, select, pick out, decide, make up one's mind, determine

usage: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

11. accept, take, have, get, acquire

usage: receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"

12. fill, take, occupy, work, do work

usage: assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"

13. consider, take, deal, look at, think about

usage: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"

14. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

usage: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

15. take, experience, receive, have, get

usage: experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"

16. film, shoot, take, record, enter, put down

usage: make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"

17. remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

18. consume, ingest, take in, take, have

usage: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

19. take, submit, undergo

usage: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"

20. take, accept

usage: make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"

21. take

usage: take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"

22. assume, take, strike, take up, move

usage: occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"

23. accept, admit, take, take on, accept, take, have

usage: admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

24. take, receive, get, find, obtain, incur

usage: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

25. learn, study, read, take

usage: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"

26. claim, take, exact, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

usage: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"

27. take, make, head

usage: head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"

28. aim, take, train, take aim, direct, position

usage: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

29. take, become, go, get

usage: be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"

30. carry, pack, take, have, feature

usage: have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

31. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take, get, acquire

usage: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

32. subscribe, subscribe to, take, buy, purchase

usage: receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"

33. take, buy, purchase

usage: buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"

34. take

usage: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"

35. take, have, sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk

usage: have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

36. claim, take, affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear

usage: lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"

37. accept, take, be

usage: be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"

38. contain, take, hold, be

usage: be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"

39. take

usage: develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"

40. drive, take, traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across

usage: proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"

41. take, win

usage: obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"

42. contract, take, get, sicken, come down

usage: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"

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Definition and meaning of take (Dictionary)