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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) take up

Synonyms: take up Definition: pursue or resume Usage: take up a matter for consideration

Hypernyms: embark, enter Definition: set out on (an enterprise or subject of study) Usage: she embarked upon a new career

Synonyms: resume, take up Definition: return to a previous location or condition Usage: The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: fasten on, take up, hook on, seize on, latch on Definition: adopt Usage: take up new ideas

Hypernyms: sweep up, adopt, embrace, espouse Definition: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own Usage: She embraced Catholicism; They adopted the Jewish faith

Synonyms: take in, take up, suck in, sop up Definition: take up as if with a sponge

Hypernyms: consume, have, ingest, take, take in Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee

Synonyms: take up, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, lift out Definition: take out or up with or as if with a scoop Usage: scoop the sugar out of the container

Hypernyms: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: 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: take up, sorb Definition: take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

Hypernyms: turn, change state Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election

Synonyms: take in, take up Definition: accept Usage: The cloth takes up the liquid

Hypernyms: have, receive Definition: get something; come into possession of Usage: receive payment; receive a gift; receive letters from the front

Synonyms: strike, take, take up, assume Definition: occupy or take on Usage: 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

Hypernyms: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: take over, take up, borrow, adopt Definition: take up and practice as one's own

Hypernyms: have, take, accept Definition: receive willingly something given or offered Usage: 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: take up Definition: turn one's interest to Usage: He took up herpetology at the age of fifty

Hypernyms: turn Definition: channel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something Usage: The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction; people turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium

Synonyms: take up Definition: take up time or space Usage: take up the slack

Hypernyms: fill, occupy Definition: occupy the whole of Usage: The liquid fills the container