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Definition of Take

  • Taken.
  • In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.
  • To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take an army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the like.
  • To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
  • To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
  • To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat; it takes five hours to get to Boston from New York by car.
  • To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take a picture of a person.
  • To draw; to deduce; to derive.
  • To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
  • To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
  • To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery; he took a dictionary with him.
  • To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
  • In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
  • To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
  • To receive as something to be eaten or drunk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
  • Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
  • To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man.
  • To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's motive; to take men for spies.
  • To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape.
  • To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.
  • To give or deliver (a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head.
  • To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.
  • To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
  • To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
  • To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
  • That which is taken, such as the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch, or the amouont of money collected during one event; as, the box-office take.
  • The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
  • the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
  • the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
  • remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  • ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
  • take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  • be seized or affected in a specified way
  • be a student of a certain subject
  • interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
  • accept or undergo, often unwillingly
  • pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
  • take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
  • take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
  • lay claim to; as of an idea
  • make a film or photograph of something
  • obtain by winning
  • point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  • serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  • get into one's hands, take physically
  • have sex with; archaic use
  • travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
  • proceed along in a vehicle
  • occupy or take on
  • take somebody somewhere
  • head into a specified direction
  • take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  • experience or feel or submit to
  • to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
  • take into one's possession
  • take by force
  • buy, select
  • engage for service under a term of contract
  • receive or obtain regularly
  • make use of or accept for some purpose
  • receive willingly something given or offered
  • admit into a group or community
  • require (time or space)
  • assume, as of positions or roles
  • develop a habit
  • carry out
  • require as useful, just, or proper
  • be capable of holding or containing
  • have with oneself; have on one's person
  • be designed to hold or take

How to use take in a sentence. Take pronunciation.

Out of Shoobra his High Jinks Pasha kennels with his lions and lives with his cellars of gold, as if he was going to take them with him where he's going-and he's going fast.
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But a strong man here at the head, with a sword in his hand, peace in his heart, who'd be just and poor-how can you make officials honest when you take all you can get yourself-!
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To take a human life, even in battle, was against the code by which he had ever been governed, yet he had taken life secretly, and was hiding it from the world.
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I shall take my chances for my life.
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And yet a sudden wave of pity for her rushed over him, because the conviction seized him that she would also in her heart take upon herself the burden of his guilt as though it were her own.
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Take now my promise to pay what I owe in the hour Fate wills-or in the hour of your need.
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And I must not forget to say that I shall take with me on my journey that faithful Muslim Ebn Ezra.
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Others I shall take also, but of them I shall write hereafter.
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There might have been another way; but for that way, or for the way I did take, you could not be responsible.
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Thee must not alter the course which was your own making, and the only course which thee could, or I should, take.
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She felt the everlasting indignity behind the quiet, youthful eyes, the determined power of the man; but she saw also that, for the present, the course Nahoum suggested was the only course to take.
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He asked himself as he stood by the brazier, the bowab apathetically rolling cigarettes at his feet, whether, in the flow of circumstance, the fact that he could not make open restitution, or take punishment for his unlawful act, would undermine the structure of his character.
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I have only mentioned it because I know what view the English take of killing, and how set thou art to have thy household above reproach, as is meet in a Christian home.
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If thee will not take Nahoum again into service to aid me, I must not remain.
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Now the eyes of the holy man were fixed on the great gates through which strangers entered, and he was seated in the way which any one must take who came to the palace doors.
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Prince Harrik has conspired against his brother the Prince Pasha, has treacherously seduced officers of the army, has planned to seize Cairo, to surround the Palace and take the life of the Prince of Egypt.
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We seek not to take up our abode in other nations and in the cities of the infidel.
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Take them with thee, yonder jackals of the desert.
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The bridge-opener-when he found him he would take him into the desert and flay him alive; and find him he would.
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Then, under the spell of that influence which he had never yet been able to resist, he added to the slaves: "Take him aside.
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Examples of Take

Example #1
Golly, how the whole thing glitters and stews!
Example #2
Barnum's the man for this place-P. T. Barnum.
Example #3
But, no, I guess it's no good.
Example #4
We want every land to do as we do; and we want to make 'em do it.
Example #5
All that his habit, his code, his morals, his religion, had imposed upon him had been overturned in one moment.
Example #6
His life had been suddenly twisted out of recognition.