Synonyms for take in

Synonyms for (verb) take in

Synonyms: take in

Definition: make (clothes) smaller

Usage: Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight

Similar words: vary, change, alter

Definition: become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

Usage: her mood changes in accordance with the weather; The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season


Synonyms: adopt, take in

Definition: take into one's family

Usage: They adopted two children from Nicaragua

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks


Synonyms: ingest, absorb, assimilate, take in

Definition: take up mentally

Usage: he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Similar words: larn, learn, acquire

Definition: gain knowledge or skills

Usage: She learned dancing from her sister; I learned Sanskrit; Children acquire language at an amazing rate


Synonyms: take in, befool, put on, put one across, put one over, gull, fool, dupe, slang, cod

Definition: fool or hoax

Usage: The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone; You can't fool me!

Similar words: lead astray, deceive, betray

Definition: cause someone to believe an untruth

Usage: The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house


Synonyms: take in, take up, suck in, sop up

Definition: take up as if with a sponge

Similar words: 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: gather in, take in

Definition: fold up

Usage: take in the sails

Similar words: roll up, furl

Definition: form into a cylinder by rolling

Usage: Roll up the cloth


Synonyms: take in, take up

Definition: accept

Usage: The cloth takes up the liquid

Similar words: have, receive

Definition: get something; come into possession of

Usage: receive payment; receive a gift; receive letters from the front


Synonyms: see, watch, view, take in, catch

Definition: see or watch

Usage: view a show on television; This program will be seen all over the world; view an exhibition; Catch a show on Broadway; see a movie

Similar words: watch

Definition: look attentively

Usage: watch a basketball game


Synonyms: overhear, catch, take in

Definition: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

Usage: We overheard the conversation at the next table

Similar words: hear

Definition: perceive (sound) via the auditory sense


Synonyms: take in, collect

Definition: call for and obtain payment of

Usage: we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts; he collected the rent

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks


Synonyms: clear, bring in, take in, earn, gain, make, realise, realize, pull in

Definition: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Usage: How much do you make a month in your new job?; She earns a lot in her new job; this merger brought in lots of money; He clears $5,000 each month

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: take in

Definition: visit for entertainment

Usage: take in the sights

Similar words: see, visit

Definition: go to see a place, as for entertainment

Usage: We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning


Synonyms: take in

Definition: provide with shelter

Similar words: put up, domiciliate, house

Definition: provide housing for

Usage: The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town