[verb] as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time" Synonyms:occupy, use up
[verb] take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace" Synonyms:lead, direct, conduct, guide
[verb] get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please" Synonyms:get hold of
[verb] 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" Synonyms:assume, acquire, adopt, on
[verb] 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!" Synonyms:read
[verb] 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" Synonyms:bring, convey
[verb] take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
[verb] 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 postulates a patient's consent" Synonyms:necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, involve, call for, demand
[verb] 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" Synonyms:choose, select, pick out
[verb] 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"
[verb] 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" Synonyms:accept, have
[verb] assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development" Synonyms:fill
[verb] take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case" Synonyms:consider, deal, look at
[verb] experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
[verb] make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie" Synonyms:film, shoot
[verb] remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. 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" Synonyms:remove, away, withdraw
[verb] serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee" Synonyms:consume, ingest, in, have
[verb] accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut" Synonyms:undergo, submit
[verb] make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity" Synonyms:accept
[verb] take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
[verb] 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" Synonyms:assume, strike, up
[verb] 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" Synonyms:accept, admit, on
[verb] 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"
[verb] be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam" Synonyms:learn, study, read
[verb] 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" Synonyms:claim, exact
[verb] head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" Synonyms:make
[verb] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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" Synonyms:aim, train, aim, direct
[verb] be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
[verb] 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" Synonyms:carry, pack
[verb] 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?" Synonyms:lease, rent, hire, charter, engage
[verb] receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times every day" Synonyms:subscribe, subscribe to
[verb] buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
[verb] to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"
[verb] have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable" Synonyms:have
[verb] lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea" Synonyms:claim
[verb] be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye" Synonyms:accept
[verb] be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" Synonyms:contain, hold
[verb] develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
[verb] proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work" Synonyms:drive
[verb] obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
[verb] be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill" Synonyms:contract, get