Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff (the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property) "the average return was about 5%"
- S: (n) take (the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption)
- S: (v) take (carry out) "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
- S: (v) take, occupy, use up (require (time or space)) "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
- S: (v) lead, take, direct, conduct, guide (take somebody somewhere) "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
- S: (v) take, get hold of (get into one's hands, take physically) "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
- direct troponym / full troponym
- phrasal verb
- W: (v)
take in [Related to: take] (visit for entertainment) "take in the sights"
- W: (v)
take on [Related to: take] (accept as a challenge) "I'll tackle this difficult task"
- W: (v)
take up [Related to: take] (take out or up with or as if with a scoop) "scoop the sugar out of the container"
- W: (v)
take away [Related to: take] (remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state) "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands"; "The car carried us off to the meeting"; "I'll take you away on a holiday"; "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"
- W: (v)
take in [Related to: take] (fold up) "take in the sails"
- W: (v)
take apart [Related to: take] (divide into pieces) "our department was dismembered when our funding dried up"; "The Empire was discerped after the war"
- derivationally related form
- sentence frame
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- [Applies to take] The children take the ball
- [Applies to get hold of] The children get hold of the ball
- S: (v) assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take (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"
- S: (v) take, read (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?"
- S: (v) bring, convey, take (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"
- S: (v) take (take into one's possession) "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
- S: (v) take (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"
- S: (v) choose, take, select, pick out (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"
- S: (v) accept, take, have (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"
- S: (v) fill, take, occupy (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"
- S: (v) consider, take, deal, look at (take into consideration for exemplifying purposes) "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
- S: (v) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand (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"
- S: (v) take (experience or feel or submit to) "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
- S: (v) film, shoot, take (make a film or photograph of something) "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
- S: (v) remove, take, take away, withdraw (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"
- S: (v) consume, ingest, take in, take, have (serve oneself to, or consume regularly) "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
- S: (v) take, submit (accept or undergo, often unwillingly) "We took a pay cut"
- S: (v) take, accept (make use of or accept for some purpose) "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
- S: (v) take (take by force) "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
- S: (v) assume, take, strike, take up (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"
- S: (v) accept, admit, take, take on (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"
- S: (v) take (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"
- S: (v) learn, study, read, take (be a student of a certain subject) "She is reading for the bar exam"
- S: (v) claim, take, exact (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"
- S: (v) take, make (head into a specified direction) "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
- S: (v) aim, take, train, take aim, direct (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"
- S: (v) take (be seized or affected in a specified way) "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
- S: (v) carry, pack, take (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"
- S: (v) lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take (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?"
- S: (v) subscribe, subscribe to, take (receive or obtain regularly) "We take the Times every day"
- S: (v) take (buy, select) "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
- S: (v) take (to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort) "take shelter from the storm"
- S: (v) take, have (have sex with; archaic use) "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
- S: (v) claim, take (lay claim to; as of an idea) "She took credit for the whole idea"
- S: (v) accept, take (be designed to hold or take) "This surface will not take the dye"
- S: (v) contain, take, hold (be capable of holding or containing) "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
- S: (v) take (develop a habit) "He took to visiting bars"
- S: (v) drive, take (proceed along in a vehicle) "We drive the turnpike to work"
- S: (v) take (obtain by winning) "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
- S: (v) contract, take, get (be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness) "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"