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Meaning of take

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  take
      n 1: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the
           sale of land or other property; "the average return was
           about 5%" [syn: {return}, {issue}, {take}, {takings},
           {proceeds}, {yield}, {payoff}]
      2: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without
         interruption
      v 1: carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
      2: require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work
         this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time" [syn:
         {take}, {occupy}, {use up}]
      3: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you
         take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the
         palace" [syn: {lead}, {take}, {direct}, {conduct}, {guide}]
      4: get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can
         you take this bag, please" [syn: {take}, {get hold of}]
      5: 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" [syn: {assume},
         {acquire}, {adopt}, {take on}, {take}]
      6: 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!" [syn: {take}, {read}]
      7: 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" [syn: {bring},
         {convey}, {take}]
      8: take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from
         Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" [ant: {give}]
      9: 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: 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" [syn: {choose}, {take},
          {select}, {pick out}]
      11: 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" [syn:
          {accept}, {take}, {have}] [ant: {decline}, {pass up},
          {refuse}, {reject}, {turn down}]
      12: 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"
          [syn: {fill}, {take}, {occupy}]
      13: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the
          case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn:
          {consider}, {take}, {deal}, {look at}]
      14: 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" [syn: {necessitate}, {ask},
          {postulate}, {need}, {require}, {take}, {involve}, {call
          for}, {demand}] [ant: {eliminate}, {obviate}, {rid of}]
      15: experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the
          plunge"
      16: make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene";
          "shoot a movie" [syn: {film}, {shoot}, {take}]
      17: 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" [syn: {remove}, {take},
          {take away}, {withdraw}]
      18: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl
          of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn:
          {consume}, {ingest}, {take in}, {take}, {have}] [ant:
          {abstain}, {desist}, {refrain}]
      19: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
          [syn: {take}, {submit}]
      20: make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take
          an opportunity" [syn: {take}, {accept}]
      21: take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army
          took the fort on the hill"
      22: 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" [syn: {assume}, {take}, {strike}, {take up}]
      23: 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" [syn: {accept}, {admit}, {take}, {take
          on}]
      24: 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: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the
          bar exam" [syn: {learn}, {study}, {read}, {take}]
      26: 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" [syn: {claim}, {take}, {exact}]
      27: head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took
          to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: {take},
          {make}]
      28: 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" [syn: {aim}, {take}, {train}, {take aim},
          {direct}]
      29: be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be
          taken drunk"
      30: 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" [syn: {carry}, {pack}, {take}]
      31: 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?" [syn: {lease}, {rent}, {hire},
          {charter}, {engage}, {take}]
      32: receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
          [syn: {subscribe}, {subscribe to}, {take}]
      33: buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
      34: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort;
          "take shelter from the storm"
      35: have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when
          she was most vulnerable" [syn: {take}, {have}]
      36: lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole
          idea" [syn: {claim}, {take}] [ant: {disclaim}]
      37: be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the
          dye" [syn: {accept}, {take}]
      38: be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take
          all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" [syn:
          {contain}, {take}, {hold}]
      39: develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
      40: proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
          [syn: {drive}, {take}]
      41: obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
      42: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He
          got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a
          chill" [syn: {contract}, {take}, {get}]


WordNet ® Princeton University. http://wordnet.princeton.edu

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