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



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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