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taking

adjective

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very pleasing to look at
  • had never seen such a taking city as Venice

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taking

verb
present participle of take

Synonyms & Antonyms of taking (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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

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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

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6 to have as a requirement
  • it will take a lot of courage to stand up for what is right

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7 to make or have room for
  • I think we can take two more in this elevator

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8 to produce a desired effect
  • it will be a few hours before this medication takes

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10 to regard as right or true
  • I think we can take his word for it

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13 to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to
  • the school takes only a small percentage of the thousands of applicants

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14 to deprive of life
  • I never thought heart disease would take such an athletic and health-conscious person

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“Taking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/taking. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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