take Definition

  • 1to get into one's hands or possession by force or effort
  • 2to remove something from a place
  • 3to accept or receive something

Using take: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "take" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He took the book from the shelf.

  • Example

    She took the keys and left the room.

  • Example

    I'll take the job if it's offered to me.

take Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for take

Antonyms for take

Idioms Using take

  • to decline an invitation but suggest that you would like to accept it at a later time


    Thanks for inviting me to the party, but I'll have to take a rain check.

  • to relax and not worry too much about things


    You've been working hard all week. Why don't you take it easy this weekend?

  • to make a big decision or take a big risk


    After years of saving money, they finally took the plunge and bought their dream house.

Phrases with take

  • to resemble or have similar qualities to a parent or ancestor


    She takes after her mother in terms of personality.

  • to return something to its original location or owner


    I need to take back this shirt to the store.

  • to leave quickly or suddenly


    I have to take off now or I'll be late for my appointment.


Summary: take in Brief

The verb 'take' [teɪk] means to acquire or obtain something by force or effort, remove something from a place, or accept or receive something. It is often used in phrases like 'take after,' meaning to resemble a parent or ancestor, 'take a rain check,' meaning to decline an invitation but suggest accepting it later, and 'take the plunge,' meaning to make a big decision or take a big risk.

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