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Adjective: taken  tey-kun
  1. Understood in a certain way; made sense of
    "a word taken literally"; "a smile taken as consent";
    - interpreted
  2. Be affected with an indisposition
    "the child was taken ill"; "couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"
Verb: take (took,taken)  teyk
  1. Carry out
    "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
  2. Require (time or space)
    "It took three hours to get to work this morning";
    - occupy, use up
  3. Accompany somebody somewhere to show them the way
    "can you take me to the main entrance?";
    - lead, direct, conduct, guide
  4. Get into one's hands, grasp physically
    "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please";
    - 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";
    - assume, acquire, adopt, take on
  6. Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
    "How should I take this message?";
    - read
  7. Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    "Take these letters to the boss";
    - bring, convey
  8. Take into one's possession
    "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
  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. Make a choice from a number of options on offer
    "Take any one of these cards";
    - choose, select, pick out
  11. Receive willingly something given or offered
    "Please take my present";
    - accept, have
  12. Assume, as of positions or roles
    "She took the job as director of development";
    - fill, occupy
  13. Focus on as an example
    "Take the case of China";
    - consider, look at
  14. Must previously have happened or existed, happen or be in place during (in order for stated thing to be happening or be the case)
    "It takes nerve to do what she did";
    - necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, involve, call for, demand
  15. Experience, feel or submit to
    "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
  16. Make a film or photograph of something
    "take a scene";
    - film, shoot
  17. Move or change something to no longer be present or in its previous position; also used metaphorically
    "take the gun from your pocket"; "take away a threat";
    - remove, take away, withdraw
  18. Eat, esp. normally or regularly
    "I don't take sugar in my coffee";
    - consume, ingest, take in, have
  19. Accept or undergo, often unwillingly
    "We took a pay cut";
    - submit
  20. Make use of or accept for some purpose
    "take an opportunity"; "take a risk";
    - accept
  21. Conquer by force
    "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
  22. Occupy or take on
    "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree";
    - assume, strike, take up
  23. Admit into a group or community
    "take students for graduate study"; "take on students for graduate study";
    - accept, admit, take on
  24. Ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
    "take a pulse"
  25. Be a student of a certain subject
    - learn, study, read
  26. Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    "The hard work took its toll on her";
    - claim, exact
  27. Head into a specified direction
    "The escaped convict took to the hills";
    - make
  28. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    "Take a swipe at one's opponent"; "Please don't take aim at your little brother!";
    - aim, train, take aim, direct
  29. Be seized or affected in a specified way
    "take sick"
  30. Have with oneself; have on one's person
    "She always takes an umbrella";
    - carry, pack
  31. Engage for service under a term of contract
    "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?";
    - lease, rent, hire, charter, engage
  32. Receive or obtain regularly
    "We take the Times every day";
    - subscribe, subscribe to
  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. Lay claim to; as of an idea
    "She took credit for the whole idea";
    - claim
  36. Be designed to hold or take
    "This surface will not take the dye";
    - accept
  37. Be capable of holding or containing
    "This box won't take all the items";
    - contain, hold
  38. Develop a habit
    "He took to visiting bars"
  39. (driving) proceed along in a vehicle
    "We take the turnpike to work";
    - drive
  40. Obtain by winning
    "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
  41. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
    "She took a chill";
    - contract, get
  42. [archaic] Have sex with
    "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable";
    - have [archaic]

See also: affected, bear away, dismember, gather in, tackle, take back, take in, take up, understood, withdraw

Type of: acquire, act, affirm, apply, assert, aver, avow, be, be intimate, become, bed [informal], buy, carry, change, come down, construe, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, decide, determine, do it [informal], do work, employ, enter, expend, experience, feature, find, get, get across, get it on [informal], get over, go, have, have intercourse, have sex, head, incur, interpret, know [archaic], lie with [archaic], love, make love, make up one's mind, move, obtain, pass over, position, purchase, put down, receive, record, see, sicken, sleep together, sleep with, swear, think about, track, transport, traverse, undergo, use, utilise [Brit], utilize, verify, win, work

Antonym: disclaim, give, obviate

Encyclopedia: Taken

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