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Definition of Take

Take

  1. To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.
  2. To give or deliver (a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head.
  3. Taken.
  4. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.
  5. To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the like.
  6. To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
  7. To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
  8. To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
  9. To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person.
  10. To draw; to deduce; to derive.
  11. To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
  12. To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
  13. To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
  14. To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
  15. In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
  16. To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
  17. To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
  18. Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
  19. To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man.
  20. To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's motive; to take men for spies.
  21. To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape.
  22. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.
  23. To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
  24. To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
  25. To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
  26. That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.
  27. The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.

Take Quotations

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
Marla Gibbs

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Swami Vivekananda

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela
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Take Translations

take in Afrikaans is aanneem, aanvaar, oppik, neem, optel
take in Danish is modtage, tage op, tage
take in Dutch is accepteren, aannemen, aanvaarden
take in Finnish is ottaa, ottaa vastaan, varata
take in German is nehmen, nehmen, einnehmen
take in Italian is acchiappare, intervenire energicamente, accettare
take in Latin is capio
take in Norwegian is besette, godta
take in Portuguese is aceitar, tomada, ocupar
take in Spanish is tardar, agarrar, aceptar, tomar, perdurar, ocupar
take in Swedish is vidtaga, intaga, taga, ta