Synonyms for take up

Synonyms for (verb) take up

Synonyms: take up

Definition: pursue or resume

Usage: take up a matter for consideration

Similar words: 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

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: fasten on, take up, hook on, seize on, latch on

Definition: adopt

Usage: take up new ideas

Similar words: 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

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: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

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 over, take up, borrow, adopt

Definition: take up and practice as one's own

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 up

Definition: turn one's interest to

Usage: He took up herpetology at the age of fifty

Similar words: 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

Similar words: fill, occupy

Definition: occupy the whole of

Usage: The liquid fills the container