Synonyms and Antonyms of take up
to move from a lower to a higher place or position
- Please take up the blanket so I can look underneath it.
boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, raise, up, uphold, uplift, upraise
to take in (something liquid) through small openings
- The soil was so dry that the plant seemed to take up the much-needed water instantly.
to take for one's own use (something originated by another)
- One cluster of fans started chanting the team name of the champions, and the crowd quickly took up the cry.
appropriate, arrogate, take over, usurp
absorb, assimilate, incorporate, quote
cherish, prize, treasure
cultivate, follow, heed, honor
bring up, foster, nurture, raise, rear
affect, assume, copy, imitate, pretend, put on, simulate
abandon, forsake, give up, relinquish, surrender
reject, renounce, repudiate, spurn
discard, jettison, junk, throw away, throw out