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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Take \Take\ (t[=a]k), obs. p. p. of Take.
     Taken. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Take \Take\, v. t. [imp. Took (t[oo^]k); p. p. Taken
     (t[=a]k'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Taking.] [Icel. taka; akin to
     Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain
     1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the
        hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or
        possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to
        convey. Hence, specifically: 
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        (a) To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get
            the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection
            to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make
            prisoner; as, to take an army, a city, or a ship;
            also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack;
            to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the
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                  This man was taken of the Jews.   --Acts xxiii.
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                  Men in their loose, unguarded hours they take;
                  Not that themselves are wise, but others weak.
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                  They that come abroad after these showers are
                  commonly taken with sickness.     --Bacon.
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                  There he blasts the tree and takes the cattle
                  And makes milch kine yield blood. --Shak.
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        (b) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to
            captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
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                  Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
                                                    --Prov. vi.
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                  Cleombroutus was so taken with this prospect,
                  that he had no patience.          --Wake.
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                  I know not why, but there was a something in
                  those half-seen features, -- a charm in the very
                  shadow that hung over their imagined beauty, --
                  which took me more than all the outshining
                  loveliness of her companions.     --Moore.
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        (c) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to
            have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
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                  Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my
                  son. And Jonathan was taken.      --1 Sam. xiv.
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                  The violence of storming is the course which God
                  is forced to take for the destroying . . . of
                  sinners.                          --Hammond.
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        (d) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to
            require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat; it
            takes five hours to get to Boston from New York by
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                  This man always takes time . . . before he
                  passes his judgments.             --I. Watts.
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        (e) To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to
            picture; as, to take a picture of a person.
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                  Beauty alone could beauty take so right.
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        (f) To draw; to deduce; to derive. [R.]
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                  The firm belief of a future judgment is the most
                  forcible motive to a good life, because taken
                  from this consideration of the most lasting
                  happiness and misery.             --Tillotson.
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        (g) To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit
            to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to;
            to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest,
            revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a
            resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a
            following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as,
            to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
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        (h) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
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        (i) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand
            over; as, he took the book to the bindery; he took a
            dictionary with him.
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                  He took me certain gold, I wot it well.
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        (k) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as,
            to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
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     2. In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to
        endure; to acknowledge; to accept. Specifically: 
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        (a) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to
            refuse or reject; to admit.
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                  Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a
                  murderer.                         --Num. xxxv.
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                  Let not a widow be taken into the number under
                  threescore.                       --1 Tim. v.
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        (b) To receive as something to be eaten or drunk; to
            partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
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        (c) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to
            clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
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        (d) To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to;
            to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will
            take an affront from no man.
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        (e) To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to
            dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought;
            to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret;
            to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as,
            to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's
            motive; to take men for spies.
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                  You take me right.                --Bacon.
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                  Charity, taken in its largest extent, is nothing
                  else but the science love of God and our
                  neighbor.                         --Wake.
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                  [He] took that for virtue and affection which
                  was nothing but vice in a disguise. --South.
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                  You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl.
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        (f) To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept;
            to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with;
            -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or
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                  I take thee at thy word.          --Rowe.
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                  Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; . . .
                  Not take the mold.                --Dryden.
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     3. To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to
        take a group or a scene. [Colloq.]
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     4. To give or deliver (a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he
        took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head. [Obs.
        exc. Slang or Dial.]
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     To be taken aback, To take advantage of, To take air,
        etc. See under Aback, Advantage, etc.
     To take aim, to direct the eye or weapon; to aim.
     To take along, to carry, lead, or convey.
     To take arms, to commence war or hostilities.
     To take away, to carry off; to remove; to cause deprivation
        of; to do away with; as, a bill for taking away the votes
        of bishops. "By your own law, I take your life away."
     To take breath, to stop, as from labor, in order to breathe
        or rest; to recruit or refresh one's self.
     To take care, to exercise care or vigilance; to be
        solicitous. "Doth God take care for oxen?" --1 Cor. ix. 9.
     To take care of, to have the charge or care of; to care
        for; to superintend or oversee.
     To take down.
        (a) To reduce; to bring down, as from a high, or higher,
            place; as, to take down a book; hence, to bring lower;
            to depress; to abase or humble; as, to take down
            pride, or the proud. "I never attempted to be impudent
            yet, that I was not taken down." --Goldsmith.
        (b) To swallow; as, to take down a potion.
        (c) To pull down; to pull to pieces; as, to take down a
            house or a scaffold.
        (d) To record; to write down; as, to take down a man's
            words at the time he utters them.
     To take effect, To take fire. See under Effect, and
     To take ground to the right or To take ground to the left
        (Mil.), to extend the line to the right or left; to move,
        as troops, to the right or left.
     To take heart, to gain confidence or courage; to be
     To take heed, to be careful or cautious. "Take heed what
        doom against yourself you give." --Dryden.
     To take heed to, to attend with care, as, take heed to thy
     To take hold of, to seize; to fix on.
     To take horse, to mount and ride a horse.
     To take in.
        (a) To inclose; to fence.
        (b) To encompass or embrace; to comprise; to comprehend.
        (c) To draw into a smaller compass; to contract; to brail
            or furl; as, to take in sail.
        (d) To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive.
        (e) To admit; to receive; as, a leaky vessel will take in
        (f) To win by conquest. [Obs.]
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                  For now Troy's broad-wayed town
                  He shall take in.                 --Chapman.
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        (g) To receive into the mind or understanding. "Some
            bright genius can take in a long train of
            propositions." --I. Watts.
        (h) To receive regularly, as a periodical work or
            newspaper; to take. [Eng.]
     To take in hand. See under Hand.
     To take in vain, to employ or utter as in an oath. "Thou
        shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain."
        --Ex. xx. 7.
     To take issue. See under Issue.
     To take leave. See Leave, n., 2.
     To take a newspaper, magazine, or the like, to receive it
        regularly, as on paying the price of subscription.
     To take notice, to observe, or to observe with particular
     To take notice of. See under Notice.
     To take oath, to swear with solemnity, or in a judicial
     To take on, to assume; to take upon one's self; as, to take
        on a character or responsibility.
     To take one's own course, to act one's pleasure; to pursue
        the measures of one's own choice.
     To take order for. See under Order.
     To take order with, to check; to hinder; to repress. [Obs.]
     To take orders.
        (a) To receive directions or commands.
        (b) (Eccl.) To enter some grade of the ministry. See
            Order, n., 10.
     To take out.
        (a) To remove from within a place; to separate; to deduct.
        (b) To draw out; to remove; to clear or cleanse from; as,
            to take out a stain or spot from cloth.
        (c) To produce for one's self; as, to take out a patent.
     To take up.
        (a) To lift; to raise. --Hood.
        (b) To buy or borrow; as, to take up goods to a large
            amount; to take up money at the bank.
        (c) To begin; as, to take up a lamentation. --Ezek. xix.
        (d) To gather together; to bind up; to fasten or to
            replace; as, to take up raveled stitches; specifically
            (Surg.), to fasten with a ligature.
        (e) To engross; to employ; to occupy or fill; as, to take
            up the time; to take up a great deal of room.
        (f) To take permanently. "Arnobius asserts that men of the
            finest parts . . . took up their rest in the Christian
            religion." --Addison.
        (g) To seize; to catch; to arrest; as, to take up a thief;
            to take up vagabonds.
        (h) To admit; to believe; to receive. [Obs.]
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                  The ancients took up experiments upon credit.
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        (i) To answer by reproof; to reprimand; to berate.
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                  One of his relations took him up roundly.
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        (k) To begin where another left off; to keep up in
            continuous succession; to take up (a topic, an
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                  Soon as the evening shades prevail,
                  The moon takes up the wondrous tale. --Addison.
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        (l) To assume; to adopt as one's own; to carry on or
            manage; as, to take up the quarrels of our neighbors;
            to take up current opinions. "They take up our old
            trade of conquering." --Dryden.
        (m) To comprise; to include. "The noble poem of Palemon
            and Arcite . . . takes up seven years." --Dryden.
        (n) To receive, accept, or adopt for the purpose of
            assisting; to espouse the cause of; to favor. --Ps.
            xxvii. 10.
        (o) To collect; to exact, as a tax; to levy; as, to take
            up a contribution. "Take up commodities upon our
            bills." --Shak.
        (p) To pay and receive; as, to take up a note at the bank.
        (q) (Mach.) To remove, as by an adjustment of parts; as,
            to take up lost motion, as in a bearing; also, to make
            tight, as by winding, or drawing; as, to take up slack
            thread in sewing.
        (r) To make up; to compose; to settle; as, to take up a
            quarrel. [Obs.] --Shak. -- (s) To accept from someone,
            as a wager or a challenge; as, J. took M. up on his
     To take up arms. Same as To take arms, above.
     To take upon one's self.
        (a) To assume; to undertake; as, he takes upon himself to
            assert that the fact is capable of proof.
        (b) To appropriate to one's self; to allow to be imputed
            to, or inflicted upon, one's self; as, to take upon
            one's self a punishment.
     To take up the gauntlet. See under Gauntlet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Take \Take\, v. i.
     1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or
        intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was
        inoculated, but the virus did not take. --Shak.
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              When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.
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              In impressions from mind to mind, the impression
              taketh, but is overcome . . . before it work any
              manifest effect.                      --Bacon.
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     2. To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
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              Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake,
              And hint he writ it, if the thing should take.
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     3. To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's
        self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox,
        being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
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     4. To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his
        face does not take well.
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     To take after.
        (a) To learn to follow; to copy; to imitate; as, he takes
            after a good pattern.
        (b) To resemble; as, the son takes after his father.
     To take in with, to resort to. [Obs.] --Bacon.
     To take on, to be violently affected; to express grief or
        pain in a violent manner.
     To take to.
        (a) To apply one's self to; to be fond of; to become
            attached to; as, to take to evil practices. "If he
            does but take to you, . . . you will contract a great
            friendship with him." --Walpole.
        (b) To resort to; to betake one's self to. "Men of
            learning, who take to business, discharge it generally
            with greater honesty than men of the world."
     To take up.
        (a) To stop. [Obs.] "Sinners at last take up and settle in
            a contempt of religion." --Tillotson.
        (b) To reform. [Obs.] --Locke.
     To take up with.
        (a) To be contended to receive; to receive without
            opposition; to put up with; as, to take up with plain
            fare. "In affairs which may have an extensive
            influence on our future happiness, we should not take
            up with probabilities." --I. Watts.
        (b) To lodge with; to dwell with. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
     To take with, to please. --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Take \Take\, n.
     1. That which is taken, such as the quantity of fish captured
        at one haul or catch, or the amouont of money collected
        during one event; as, the box-office take.
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     2. (Print.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the
           sale of land or other property; "the average return was
           about 5%" [syn: return, issue, take, takings,
           proceeds, yield, payoff]
      2: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without
      v 1: carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
      2: require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work
         this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time" [syn:
         take, occupy, use up]
      3: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you
         take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the
         palace" [syn: lead, take, direct, conduct, guide]
      4: get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can
         you take this bag, please" [syn: take, 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"; "he adopted an
         air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods
         assume human or animal form in these fables" [syn: assume,
         acquire, adopt, take on, take]
      6: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular
         meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire";
         "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for
         this!" [syn: take, read]
      7: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me
         the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the
         boss"; "This brings me to the main point" [syn: bring,
         convey, take]
      8: take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from
         Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" [ant: give]
      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: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives;
          "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" [syn: choose, take,
          select, pick out]
      11: receive willingly something given or offered; "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" [syn:
          accept, take, have] [ant: decline, pass up,
          refuse, reject, turn down]
      12: assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as
          director of development"; "he occupies the position of
          manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
          [syn: fill, take, occupy]
      13: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the
          case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn:
          consider, take, deal, look at]
      14: require as useful, just, or proper; "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" [syn: necessitate, ask,
          postulate, need, require, take, involve, call
          for, demand] [ant: eliminate, obviate, rid of]
      15: experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the
      16: make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene";
          "shoot a movie" [syn: film, shoot, take]
      17: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking
          off, or remove something abstract; "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" [syn: remove, take,
          take away, withdraw]
      18: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl
          of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn:
          consume, ingest, take in, take, have] [ant:
          abstain, desist, refrain]
      19: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
          [syn: take, submit]
      20: make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take
          an opportunity" [syn: take, accept]
      21: take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army
          took the fort on the hill"
      22: occupy or take on; "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" [syn: assume, take, strike, take up]
      23: admit into a group or community; "accept students for
          graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to
          admit a new member" [syn: accept, admit, take, take
      24: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a
          reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of
          the earth's tremors"
      25: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the
          bar exam" [syn: learn, study, read, take]
      26: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of
          affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work
          took its toll on her" [syn: claim, take, exact]
      27: head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took
          to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: take,
      28: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as
          photographic equipment) towards; "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" [syn: aim, take, train, take aim,
      29: be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be
          taken drunk"
      30: have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes
          an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when
          she goes into the mountains" [syn: carry, pack, take]
      31: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an
          apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we
          take a guide in Rome?" [syn: lease, rent, hire,
          charter, engage, take]
      32: receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
          [syn: subscribe, subscribe to, take]
      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: have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when
          she was most vulnerable" [syn: take, have]
      36: lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole
          idea" [syn: claim, take] [ant: disclaim]
      37: be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the
          dye" [syn: accept, take]
      38: be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take
          all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" [syn:
          contain, take, hold]
      39: develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
      40: proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
          [syn: drive, take]
      41: obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
      42: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He
          got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a
          chill" [syn: contract, take, get]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  739 Moby Thesaurus words for "take":
     OD, abduct, abide, absorb, abstract, accede, accede to, accept,
     accommodate, accompany, account as, accroach, acknowledge, acquire,
     act, admit, adopt, advocate, affect, agree to, allow for, allure,
     and, annex, annihilate, apply, appreciate, apprehend, appropriate,
     arrogate, ask, assault sexually, assent, assimilate, assume,
     astonish, astound, attract, avails, bag, bamboozle, be afraid,
     be agreeable, be blooded, be brought down, be felled, be seized of,
     be struck down, be successful, be traumatized, be with one, bear,
     bear with, beard, beat, beat it, become airborne, behave, believe,
     belittle, bewitch, bilk, blackmail, blast off, blaze, blaze up,
     blink at, board, bolt, boodle, book, boom shot, boost, booty,
     borrow, box office, brave, break bread, break out, bring, bring up,
     brook, burlesque, burn, burst into flame, buy, call for,
     capital gains, captivate, capture, caricature, carry, carry away,
     carry off, carry on, cart, catch, catch cold, catch fire, catch on,
     catch on fire, catch up, challenge, charm, chase, cheat, choose,
     chouse, chronicle, claim, clap hands on, clasp, claw, cleanup,
     clear, clear profit, clench, click, clinch, close-up, clutch,
     collapse, collar, combust, come by, come down with, come in for,
     come into, come off, commandeer, commissions, compass, comply,
     comprehend, comprise, con, conceive, conclude, condone, conduct,
     confiscate, connect, connive at, consent, consider, construe,
     consume, contain, contend against, continue, contract, convey,
     convoy, cop, copy, corral, count calories, court, cover, cozen,
     crave, credit, credits, crib, crook, cull, daresay, deal with,
     debase, decamp, deceive, deduce, deduct, deem, define, deflate,
     deflorate, deflower, defraud, degrade, deliver, demand, depart,
     deprecate, depreciate, derive, derive from, describe, deuce shot,
     devirginate, devour, diagnose, diddle, diet, dig, digest, diminish,
     disavow, discard, discount, disgrace, disparage, disposable income,
     disregard, dividend, dividends, divine, do, do the trick, document,
     doff, down, drag down, drain off, draw, draw back, draw from,
     draw off, dream, drink, dupe, earn, earned income, earnings, eat,
     effect, elect, embezzle, embrace, employ, enchant, encompass, end,
     endure, engage, enlist, enmesh, ensnare, entail, entangle,
     enter into possession, entertain, entrap, erupt, escort, espouse,
     establish, esteem, estimate, exact, expect, experience, express,
     expropriate, extort, extract, face, face the music, fall to, fancy,
     fare, farewell, fascinate, fathom, favor, feed, feed on, feel,
     ferry, fever, fiddle, fight, filch, fill up, filthy lucre, fit in,
     flame, flimflam, fly, fly off, follow, follow-focus shot, fool,
     foul, freight, full shot, function, gain, gains, gate,
     gate receipts, gather, get, get hold of, get the drift,
     get the idea, get the picture, gettings, gleanings, glom on to, go,
     go along with, go away, go great guns, go into shock, go off,
     go on with, go over, go over big, go through, go to town,
     gobble up, grab, grab hold of, graduate, graft, grant, grapple,
     grasp, grip, gripe, gross, gross income, gross profit,
     gross receipts, group shot, guess, guide, gull, gulp down, gyp,
     hack, handle, harpoon, harrow, harvest, haul, have, have a hunch,
     have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have coming in,
     have it taped, have recourse to, have the idea, hire, hit the road,
     hoard, hold, hold as, hoodwink, hook, hot goods, hug, humble,
     humiliate, hunger, ignore, imagine, imbibe, imitate, implicate,
     imply, impose upon, include, income, infer, infringe, ingest,
     inhale, inherit, intake, interest, interpret, involve, judge, ken,
     kill, killing, kinescope, knock off, knock under, know,
     knuckle down, knuckle under, lampoon, land, lasso, lay hands on,
     lay hold of, lead, lead to, learn, lease, leave, leave unavenged,
     let, let be, let in, let it go, liberate, lift, lift off, like,
     live with it, lodge, long shot, look like, look upon as, loot,
     lower, lucre, lug, lure, magnetize, maintain, make, make a hit,
     make allowances for, make for, make off with, make use of, makings,
     manhandle, mark, master, matte shot, meal, medium shot,
     meet with success, mesh, mimic, misappropriate, mock,
     motion picture, mulct, nab, nail, neat profit, necessitate, need,
     net, net income, net profit, net receipts, nick, nip, nip up,
     noose, not resist, note, obey, obtain, occupy, operate, opine,
     oppose, opt for, output, overcharge, overdose, overhaul, overlook,
     overtake, pack, palm, pan shot, panoramic shot, paper profits,
     parody, partake, partake of, pass, pass over, peculate, peel off,
     pelf, perceive, percentage, perform, perk, perks, perquisite, pick,
     pick up, pickings, pilfer, pillage, pinch, pirate, pitch in,
     plagiarize, play, plunder, poach, pocket, pocket the affront,
     pork barrel, possess, possess sexually, preempt, prefer, prefigure,
     prehend, presume, presuppose, presurmise, prevail, prize, proceeds,
     process shot, procure, produce, profit, profits, prosper,
     provisionally accept, public till, public trough, pull down,
     purchase, purloin, pursue, put down, put forth, put in writing,
     put into effect, put up with, quaff, qualify, quarter, raise,
     rake-off, rap shot, rape, ravish, reach, react, read, read into,
     realize, reap, recant, receipt, receipts, receivables, receive,
     reckon, record, regard, regard with indulgence, relent, relish,
     remind one of, remove, rent, repudiate, repute, require, resemble,
     reserve, resign, resort to, resume, retain, retake, retract,
     return, returns, revenue, rip off, rival, rob, rope, royalties,
     run a temperature, run after, run away with, run for, rustle, sack,
     satirize, savor, savvy, say, score, scram, scrounge, secure, see,
     seize, seize the meaning, seizure, select, send up, sense,
     sequester, serve, set down, set down as, shame, shock, shoplift,
     shot, sicken, simulate, single out, skedaddle, snag, snap up,
     snare, snatch, sniggle, snitch, spear, split, spoil, spoils,
     spoils of office, sponsor, spoof, squeeze, stand, startle, steal,
     stealings, stick, stolen goods, stomach, store, strike, strip off,
     study, submit, submit to, subsume, subtract, succeed, succumb,
     suffer, support, suppose, surmise, surprise, survive, suspect,
     swag, swallow, swallow an insult, swallow it, swallow the pill,
     swindle, swipe, tackle, take aback, take after, take away,
     take back, take by assault, take by storm, take down, take effect,
     take for, take for granted, take from, take hold, take hold of,
     take ill, take in, take it, take it that, take off, take on,
     take out, take over, take possession, take possession of, take to,
     take to be, take to mean, take up, take-in, takings, tangle,
     tangle up with, taste, terminate, thieve, think, till, tolerate,
     torment, tote, transcribe, transport, trap, travel shot, travesty,
     treat, trick, trow, trucking shot, turn aside provocation, turn to,
     undergo, understand, understand by, undertake, unearned income,
     use, use up, vie with, view as, violate, voice, waft,
     walk off with, wealth, weather, ween, whip up, whisk, wile, win,
     wing, wink at, winnings, wipe out, withdraw, withstand, wolf, woo,
     work, work well, work wonders, write down, yield, zoom shot

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, 
  a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to 
  take and carry away. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  TAKE, v.t.  To acquire, frequently by force but preferably by stealth.

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