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take

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of take

  1. 1 action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior <what's your take on the announcement that the senior vice president is taking an early retirement?> Synonyms answer, reply, response, reactionRelated Words backlash, kickback; rebound; recoil, reflex; revulsion, rise; counterreaction, counterresponseNear Antonyms action, behavior; cause, effect

  2. 2 the total amount collected or obtained especially at one time <who will win the poker tournament and collect the whole take?> Synonyms bounty, catch, haul, yieldRelated Words bag; earnings, gain, gross, income, net, payoff, proceeds, profit, receipts, return, revenue, winnings; booty, loot, plunder, spoils, swag; appropriation, collectionNear Antonyms deduction, loss, subtraction

  3. 3 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group <because there were so many winners of the jackpot, each person's take will be smaller than expected> Synonyms allotment, allowance, cut, end, part, piece, portion, proportion, quota, slice, shareRelated Words lot, ration; commission, percentage; member, partition, section, segmentNear Antonyms aggregate, composite, compound, pool, sum, total, totality; whole

  4. 4 a distinct treatment of something (as a story or a play) <despite its contemporary setting, this take on King Lear isn't particularly novel or insightful> Synonyms interpretation, riff, variationRelated Words version; adaptation, translation




take

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of take

  1. 1 to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms <take my hand, or we'll get separated in this crowd> Synonyms clasp, grasp, grip, hold Related Words clench, cling (to), clutch, hold on (to); catch, nab, seize, snatch Phrases hang on to, lay hold of Near Antonyms discharge, drop, free, liberate, release; deliver, entrust (also intrust), give, hand, hand over, pass, relinquish, transfer, transmit, turn over, unhand

  2. 2 to agree to receive whether willingly or reluctantly <will you take that call?> <took a cut in pay> Synonyms accept, have Related Words accede (to), assent (to), concede (to), confirm, consent (to), OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrant; acquiesce (to), bow (to), capitulate (to), give in (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to); abide, bear, brook, countenance, endure, shoulder, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, swallow, sweat out, tolerate; adopt, embrace, welcome Near Antonyms dissent (to), object (to), oppose, protest; hold off, resist, withstand; combat, contest, fight Antonyms decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, refuse, reject, spurn, turn down, veto

  3. 3 to become affected with (a disease or disorder) <if you don't cover your head in this weather, you'll take cold and be stuck inside all weekend> Synonyms catch, come down (with), get, go down (with) [chiefly British], sicken (with), contractRelated Words break out (with); die (from), succumb (to); fail, languish, sink, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither, worsenNear Antonyms come back, gain, heal, mend, recoup, recover, recuperate, snap back; rally, rebound, recover (from), shake (off)

  4. 4 to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities <you can take the white side this time, since I got to be white for our last chess game> Synonyms cherry-pick, cull, elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, prefer, select, single (out), tag, chooseRelated Words preselect; appoint, designate, fix, mark, nominate, set, tab, tap; accept, adopt, embrace, espouse; settle (on or upon)Near Antonyms disapprove, negative, repudiate, spurn; discard, jettison, throw away, throw outAntonyms decline, refuse, reject, turn down

  5. 5 to get possession of (something) by giving money in exchange for <I'll take two cheeseburgers to go, please> Synonyms cop [slang], pick up, purchase, buyRelated Words acquire, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secure, win; finance, pay (for), spring (for); barter (for), deal (for), dicker (over), exchange (for), haggle (for), negotiate (about), trade (for); bargain (with), chaffer (with), horse-trade (with), palter (with); bid, offer; rebuy, repurchaseNear Antonyms deal (in), market, merchandise (also merchandize), retail, sell, vend

  6. 6 to have as a requirement <it will take a lot of courage to stand up for what is right> Synonyms bear, challenge, claim, demand, necessitate, require, need, want, warrantRelated Words entail, involve; ask, beg, claim, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulateNear Antonyms own, possessAntonyms have, hold

  7. 7 to make or have room for <I think we can take two more in this elevator> Synonyms fit, hold, accommodateRelated Words carry, contain, seat; enclose (also inclose), encompass, enfold; harbor, house

  8. 8 to produce a desired effect <it will be a few hours before this medication takes> Synonyms operate, perform, act, workRelated Words behave, react, respond; affect, influence, sway; pan out, redound, resultNear Antonyms backfire; fizzle

  9. 9 to put up with (something painful or difficult) <I can't take anymore of your whining about your former boyfriend> Synonyms abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, bear, tolerate, wear [British]Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  10. 10 to regard as right or true <I think we can take his word for it> Synonyms accept, buy, credit, swallow, believe, trustRelated Words account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, disputeAntonyms disbelieve, discredit, reject

  11. 11 to achieve a victory over <I know we can take that team> Synonyms best, conquer, defeat, dispatch, do down [British], get, get around, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, beat, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worstRelated Words sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [slang], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [slang], whip; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcendNear Antonyms fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash outAntonyms lose (to)

  12. 12 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently <let's take each problem separately> Synonyms address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, manage, maneuver, manipulate, negotiate, play, swing, handle, treatRelated Words engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to)Near Antonyms botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

  13. 13 to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to <the school takes only a small percentage of the thousands of applicants> Synonyms enter, receive, admitRelated Words entertain, welcome; fellowship; confirm, ratifyNear Antonyms decline, disallow, disapprove, dismiss, refuse, reject; blackball, blacklist, ostracize; banish, deport, exile, expel, oust, throw outAntonyms ban, bar

  14. 14 to deprive of life <I never thought heart disease would take such an athletic and health-conscious person> Synonyms carry off, claim, croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay, killRelated Words bump off, butcher, cut down, finish, get, ice [slang], knock off, murder, neutralize, off [slang], put away, rub out, scrag, snuff, take out, waste, whack [slang]; annihilate, blot out, decimate, kill off, massacre, mow, slaughter, smite; assassinate, execute, martyr, terminate; euthanize (also euthanatize), put down; suicideNear Antonyms raise, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revive; nurtureAntonyms animate




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