Synonyms for take

Synonyms for (noun) take

Synonyms: take

Definition: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

Similar words: motion-picture photography, filming, cinematography

Definition: the act of making a film


Synonyms: proceeds, return, yield, payoff, take, takings, issue

Definition: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

Usage: the average return was about 5%

Similar words: income

Definition: the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

Synonyms for (verb) take

Synonyms: take, contract, get

Definition: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Usage: He got AIDS; She came down with pneumonia; She took a chill

Similar words: sicken, come down

Definition: get sick

Usage: She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital


Synonyms: take

Definition: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial

Usage: take a pulse; A reading was taken of the earth's tremors

Similar words: incur, get, obtain, receive, find

Definition: receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Usage: 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


Synonyms: acquire, adopt, assume, take, take on

Definition: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Usage: 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

Similar words: 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: take

Definition: be seized or affected in a specified way

Usage: take sick; be taken drunk

Similar words: become, go, get

Definition: enter or assume a certain state or condition

Usage: 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!


Synonyms: read, take

Definition: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

Usage: I read this address as a satire; How should I take this message?; You can't take credit for this!

Similar words: construe, see, interpret

Definition: make sense of; assign a meaning to

Usage: What message do you see in this letter?; How do you interpret his behavior?


Synonyms: take, submit

Definition: accept or undergo, often unwillingly

Usage: We took a pay cut

Similar words: undergo

Definition: pass through

Usage: The chemical undergoes a sudden change; The fluid undergoes shear; undergo a strange sensation


Synonyms: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: 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

Similar words: make up one's mind, determine, decide

Definition: reach, make, or come to a decision about something

Usage: We finally decided after lengthy deliberations


Synonyms: take, look at, consider, deal

Definition: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Usage: Take the case of China; Consider the following case

Similar words: think about

Definition: have on one's mind, think about actively

Usage: I'm thinking about my friends abroad; She always thinks about her children first


Synonyms: exact, claim, take

Definition: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

Usage: the accident claimed three lives; The hard work took its toll on her

Similar words: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

Definition: require as useful, just, or proper

Usage: 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


Synonyms: claim, take

Definition: lay claim to; as of an idea

Usage: She took credit for the whole idea

Similar words: swan, swear, verify, affirm, assert, aver, avow

Definition: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

Usage: Before God I swear I am innocent


Synonyms: take, shoot, film

Definition: make a film or photograph of something

Usage: take a scene; shoot a movie

Similar words: record, put down, enter

Definition: make a record of; set down in permanent form


Synonyms: take

Definition: obtain by winning

Usage: Winner takes all; He took first prize

Similar words: win

Definition: be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious

Usage: He won the Gold Medal in skating; Our home team won; Win the game


Synonyms: aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

Usage: 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

Similar words: position

Definition: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation


Synonyms: have, take

Definition: have sex with; archaic use

Usage: He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable

Similar words: make love, make out, jazz, lie with, know, love, fuck, sleep together, sleep with, roll in the hay, screw, bonk, bang, be intimate, bed, eff, do it, hump, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, get it on, get laid

Definition: have sexual intercourse with

Usage: This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm; Adam knew Eve; Were you ever intimate with this man?


Synonyms: take

Definition: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route

Usage: He takes the bus to work; She takes Route 1 to Newark

Similar words: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply

Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

Usage: 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


Synonyms: drive, take

Definition: proceed along in a vehicle

Usage: We drive the turnpike to work

Similar words: pass over, track, traverse, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over

Definition: travel across or pass over

Usage: The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day


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

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: take, make

Definition: head into a specified direction

Usage: The escaped convict took to the hills; We made for the mountains

Similar words: head

Definition: to go or travel towards

Usage: where is she heading; We were headed for the mountains


Synonyms: bring, convey, take

Definition: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

Usage: Bring me the box from the other room; Take these letters to the boss; This brings me to the main point

Similar words: transport, carry

Definition: move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

Usage: 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


Synonyms: take

Definition: experience or feel or submit to

Usage: Take a test; Take the plunge

Similar words: receive, experience, get, have

Definition: go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Usage: get an idea; experience vertigo; get nauseous; receive injuries; have a feeling


Synonyms: take

Definition: buy, select

Usage: I'll take a pound of that sausage

Similar words: purchase, buy

Definition: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

Usage: The family purchased a new car; The conglomerate acquired a new company; She buys for the big department store


Synonyms: charter, take, lease, hire, engage, rent

Definition: engage for service under a term of contract

Usage: We took an apartment on a quiet street; Let's rent a car; Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: 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


Synonyms: subscribe, subscribe to, take

Definition: receive or obtain regularly

Usage: We take the Times every day

Similar words: purchase, buy

Definition: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

Usage: The family purchased a new car; The conglomerate acquired a new company; She buys for the big department store


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: 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


Synonyms: accept, admit, take, take on

Definition: admit into a group or community

Usage: accept students for graduate study; We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Similar words: 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, occupy, use up

Definition: require (time or space)

Usage: It took three hours to get to work this morning; This event occupied a very short time

Similar words: expend, use

Definition: use up, consume fully

Usage: The legislature expended its time on school questions


Synonyms: fill, occupy, take

Definition: assume, as of positions or roles

Usage: She took the job as director of development; he occupies the position of manager; the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Similar words: do work, work

Definition: be employed

Usage: 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


Synonyms: take

Definition: carry out

Usage: take action; take steps; take vengeance

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: 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


Synonyms: hold, take, contain

Definition: be capable of holding or containing

Usage: This box won't take all the items; The flask holds one gallon

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: take, carry, pack

Definition: have with oneself; have on one's person

Usage: She always takes an umbrella; I always carry money; She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Similar words: feature, have

Definition: have as a feature

Usage: This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France


Synonyms: accept, take

Definition: be designed to hold or take

Usage: This surface will not take the dye

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer