Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun take

2 senses of take

Sense 1
return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff -- (the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%")
       => income -- (the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time)

Sense 2
take -- (the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption)
       => filming, cinematography, motion-picture photography -- (the act of making a film)

Antonyms of verb take

1 of 42 senses of take

Sense 8
take -- (take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks")
       Antonym of give (Sense 3)
      => give -- (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb take

42 senses of take

Sense 1
take -- (carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
take, occupy, use up -- (require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time")
       => use, expend -- (use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions")

Sense 3
lead, take, direct, conduct, guide -- (take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace")

Sense 4
take, get hold of -- (get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please")
          Phrasal Verb-> take in#4; take on#3; take up#9; take away#1; take in#8; take apart#2

Sense 5
assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take -- (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")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 6
take, read -- (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!")
       => interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")

Sense 7
bring, convey, take -- (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")
       => transport, carry -- (move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river")

Sense 8
take -- (take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks")
          Phrasal Verb-> take out#8; take back#2; take in#4

Sense 9
take -- (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")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 10
choose, take, select, pick out -- (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")
       => decide, make up one's mind, determine -- (reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations")

Sense 11
accept, take, have -- (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")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")
          Phrasal Verb-> take over#8; take over#4; take up#6; take in#1

Sense 12
fill, take, occupy -- (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")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 13
consider, take, deal, look at -- (take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case")
       => think about -- (have on one's mind, think about actively; "I'm thinking about my friends abroad"; "She always thinks about her children first")

Sense 14
necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand -- (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")

Sense 15
take -- (experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge")
       => experience, receive, have, get -- (go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling")

Sense 16
film, shoot, take -- (make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie")
       => record, enter, put down -- (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Sense 17
remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (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")
          Phrasal Verb-> take off#9

Sense 18
consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")
          Phrasal Verb-> take up#12

Sense 19
take, submit -- (accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut")
       => undergo -- (pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation")

Sense 20
take, accept -- (make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity")

Sense 21
take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

Sense 22
assume, take, strike, take up -- (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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 23
accept, admit, take, take on -- (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")
       => accept, take, have -- (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")

Sense 24
take -- (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")
       => receive, get, find, obtain, incur -- (receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions")

Sense 25
learn, study, read, take -- (be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam")

Sense 26
claim, take, exact -- (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")
       => necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand -- (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")

Sense 27
take, make -- (head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains")
       => head -- (to go or travel towards; "where is she heading"; "We were headed for the mountains")

Sense 28
aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (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")
       => position -- (cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation)

Sense 29
take -- (be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk")
       => become, go, get -- (enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!")

Sense 30
carry, pack, take -- (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")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 31
lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take -- (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?")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 32
subscribe, subscribe to, take -- (receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day")
       => buy, purchase -- (obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store")

Sense 33
take -- (buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage")
       => buy, purchase -- (obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store")
          Phrasal Verb-> take out#8

Sense 34
take -- (to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm")

Sense 35
take, have -- (have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable")
       => 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 -- (have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?")

Sense 36
claim, take -- (lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea")
       => affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear -- (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")

Sense 37
accept, take -- (be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 38
contain, take, hold -- (be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 39
take -- (develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars")

Sense 40
drive, take -- (proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work")
       => traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across -- (travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day")

Sense 41
take -- (obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize")
       => win -- (be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game")

Sense 42
contract, take, get -- (be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill")
       => sicken, come down -- (get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital")

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