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take as in the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • "the average return was about 5%"

Synonyms

  • return document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability; a coming to or returning home; the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction ; getting something back again; the act of going back to a prior location; the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; happening again (especially at regular intervals); a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed ; a reciprocal group action; a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble ; the act of someone appearing again; go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; give back; go back to a previous state; go back to something earlier; bring back to the point of departure ; return in kind; make a return; answer back ; be restored; pay back; pass down; elect again ; be inherited by; return to a previous position; give or supply; submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority
  • issue prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; circulate or distribute or equip with; bring out an official document (such as a warrant) ; come out of; make out and issue; an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; one of a series published periodically; some situation or event that is thought about; the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity); supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government ; the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; the immediate descendants of a person; the becoming visible; an opening that permits escape or release; the act of issuing printed materials
  • takings the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • proceeds the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • yield production of a certain amount ; the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; an amount of a product ; the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time); be the cause or source of; end resistance, as under pressure or force; give or supply; give over; give in, as to influence or pressure ; move in order to make room for someone for something; cause to happen or be responsible for; be willing to concede; be fatally overwhelmed ; bring in; be flexible under stress of physical force; cease opposition; consent reluctantly
  • payoff the final payment of a debt ; payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment ; the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
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take as in the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
    take as in carry out
    • "take action"
    • "take steps"
    • "take vengeance"
    take as in require (time or space)
    • "It took three hours to get to work this morning"
    • "This event occupied a very short time"

    Synonyms

    • occupy keep busy with; live (in a certain place); occupy the whole of; be on the mind of; march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; require (time or space); consume all of one's attention or time; assume, as of positions or roles
    • use up use up (resources or materials); require (time or space)
    take as in take somebody somewhere
    • "We lead him to our chief"
    • "can you take me to the main entrance?"
    • "He conducted us to the palace"

    Synonyms

    • lead take somebody somewhere; produce as a result or residue; tend to or result in; travel in front of; cause to undertake a certain action; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; be in charge of; be ahead of others; be conducive to; lead, as in the performance of a composition; lead, extend, or afford access; move ahead (of others) in time or space ; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; preside over; an advantage held by a competitor in a race; a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; evidence pointing to a possible solution; a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) ; the introductory section of a story; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning ; an actor who plays a principal role ; (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; an indication of potential opportunity; a news story of major importance ; the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine ; restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal ; thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing ; mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
    • direct without deviation; direct in spatial dimensions; having no intervening persons, agents, conditions; straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; (of a current) flowing in one direction only; being an immediate result or consequence; in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; lacking compromising or mitigating elements; command with authority; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; guide the actors in (plays and films) ; be in charge of ; take somebody somewhere; cause to go somewhere; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; lead, as in the performance of a composition; give directions to; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; direct the course; put an address on (an envelope) ; plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
    • conduct manner of acting or controlling yourself ; (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people ; direct the course of; lead, as in the performance of a composition; behave in a certain manner; take somebody somewhere; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; lead musicians in the performance of
    • guide direct the course; take somebody somewhere; be a guiding or motivating force or drive; use as a guide; pass over, across, or through; someone employed to conduct others ; someone who shows the way by leading or advising ; something that offers basic information or instruction ; a model or standard for making comparisons ; someone who can find paths through unexplored territory ; a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
    take as in get into one's hands, take physically
    • "Take a cookie!"
    • "Can you take this bag, please"

    Synonyms

    • get hold of get into one's hands, take physically; be in or establish communication with; affect
    take as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • assume take to be the case or to be true; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; occupy or take on; seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; make a pretence of; take up someone's soul into heaven; put clothing on one's body
    • acquire come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar ; win something through one's efforts; gain knowledge or skills; gain through experience
    • adopt choose and follow; take up and practice as one's own ; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take into one's family; put into dramatic form; take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    • take on take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; accept as a challenge; admit into a group or community; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    take as in 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?"

    Synonyms

    • read something that is read; interpret something that is written or printed; have or contain a certain wording or form; look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; interpret something in a certain way; be a student of a certain subject; indicate a certain reading; audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; to hear and understand; make sense of a language
    take as in 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"

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    • bring take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; cause to come into a particular state or condition; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; go or come after and bring or take back; bring into a different state; be accompanied by; advance or set forth in court; bestow a quality on; be sold for a certain price; attract the attention of; induce or persuade
    • convey (of information) make known; serve as a means for expressing something; transfer to another; transmit a title or property ; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; go or come after and bring or take back
    take as in take into one's possession
    • "We are taking an orphan from Romania"
    • "I'll take three salmon steaks"
    take as in 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"
    take as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • choose pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; select as an alternative over another; see fit or proper to act in a certain way
    • select of superior grade; selected or chosen for special qualifications; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    • pick out pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; detect with the senses
    take as in 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"

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    • accept consider or hold as true; receive willingly something given or offered; give an affirmative reply to; react favorably to; admit into a group or community; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; tolerate or accommodate oneself to; be designed to hold or take; receive (a report) officially, as from a committee ; make use of or accept for some purpose; be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    • have a person who possesses great material wealth ; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; have as a feature; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); have ownership or possession of; cause to move; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; have a personal or business relationship with someone; organize or be responsible for; have left; be confronted with; undergo; suffer from; cause to do; receive willingly something given or offered; get something; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); achieve a point or goal; cause to be born; have sex with
    take as in 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"

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    • fill a quantity sufficient to satisfy; any material that fills a space or container; make full, also in a metaphorical sense; become full; occupy the whole of; assume, as of positions or roles; fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction; appoint someone to (a position or a job) ; eat until one is sated; fill to satisfaction; plug with a substance
    • occupy keep busy with; live (in a certain place); occupy the whole of; be on the mind of; march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; require (time or space); consume all of one's attention or time; assume, as of positions or roles
    take as in take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    • "Take the case of China"
    • "Consider the following case"

    Synonyms

    • consider deem to be; give careful consideration to; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; show consideration for; think about carefully; judge or regard; look at attentively ; look at carefully; regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
    • deal a particular instance of buying or selling; an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; a plank of softwood (fir or pine board) ; wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir) ; the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; the type of treatment received (especially as the result of an agreement); the act of distributing playing cards; the act of apportioning or distributing something; act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; take action with respect to (someone or something); succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available; administer or bestow, as in small portions; do business; be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; behave in a certain way towards others; distribute cards to the players in a game; direct the course of; give out as one's portion or share ; give (a specific card) to a player; sell
    • look at take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; look at carefully
    take as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • necessitate require as useful, just, or proper; cause to be a concomitant
    • ask make a request or demand for something to somebody; direct or put; consider obligatory; address a question to and expect an answer from; require as useful, just, or proper; make a date; require or ask for as a price or condition
    • postulate (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning ; maintain or assert; take as a given; require as useful, just, or proper
    • need require as useful, just, or proper; have need of; have or feel a need for; a condition requiring relief; anything that is necessary but lacking; the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    • require require as useful, just, or proper; consider obligatory; make someone do something ; have need of
    • involve connect closely and often incriminatingly; engage as a participant; have as a necessary feature; require as useful, just, or proper; contain as a part; occupy or engage the interest of; make complex or intricate or complicated
    • call for express the need or desire for; require as useful, just, or proper; request the participation or presence of; gather or collect
    • demand an urgent or peremptory request; the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; required activity; the act of demanding; a condition requiring relief; request urgently and forcefully; require as useful, just, or proper; claim as due or just; lay legal claim to ; summon to court ; ask to be informed of
    take as in experience or feel or submit to
    • "Take a test"
    • "Take the plunge"
    take as in make a film or photograph of something
    • "take a scene"
    • "shoot a movie"

    Synonyms

    • film make a film or photograph of something; record in film; a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; a medium that disseminates moving pictures; photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; a thin coating or layer; a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
    • shoot a new branch ; the act of shooting at targets; hit with a missile from a weapon ; kill by firing a missile ; fire a shot; make a film or photograph of something; send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; run or move very quickly or hastily; move quickly and violently; throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; record on photographic film; emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; cause a sharp and sudden pain in; force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; throw dice, as in a crap game ; spend frivolously and unwisely; score; utter fast and forcefully; measure the altitude of by using a sextant; produce buds, branches, or germinate; give an injection to
    take as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • remove degree of figurative distance or separation; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; remove from a position or an office ; dispose of; cause to leave; shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; go away or leave; kill intentionally and with premeditation; get rid of something abstract
    • take away remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; take out or remove; take from a person or place; buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food; get rid of something abstract; take away a part from
    • withdraw pull back or move away or backward; withdraw from active participation; release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; cause to be returned; take back what one has said; keep away from others; break from a meeting or gathering; retire gracefully; remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); lose interest; make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    take as in serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    • "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"
    • "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

    Synonyms

    • consume eat up completely, as with great appetite; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; spend extravagantly; destroy completely; use up (resources or materials); engage fully
    • ingest serve oneself to, or consume regularly; take up mentally
    • take in provide with shelter ; fool or hoax; suck or take up or in; visit for entertainment; call for and obtain payment of; see or watch; express willingness to have in one's home or environs; fold up; take up mentally; earn on some commercial or business transaction; hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; accept; take in, also metaphorically; take up as if with a sponge ; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; take into one's family; make (clothes) smaller
    • have a person who possesses great material wealth ; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; have as a feature; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); have ownership or possession of; cause to move; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; have a personal or business relationship with someone; organize or be responsible for; have left; be confronted with; undergo; suffer from; cause to do; receive willingly something given or offered; get something; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); achieve a point or goal; cause to be born; have sex with
    take as in accept or undergo, often unwillingly
    • "We took a pay cut"

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    • submit refer for judgment or consideration; put before; yield to the control of another ; hand over formally ; refer to another person for decision or judgment; yield to another's wish or opinion; accept or undergo, often unwillingly; make an application as for a job or funding; make over as a return; accept as inevitable
    take as in make use of or accept for some purpose
    • "take a risk"
    • "take an opportunity"

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    • accept consider or hold as true; receive willingly something given or offered; give an affirmative reply to; react favorably to; admit into a group or community; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; tolerate or accommodate oneself to; be designed to hold or take; receive (a report) officially, as from a committee ; make use of or accept for some purpose; be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    take as in take by force
    • "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"
    • "The army took the fort on the hill"
    take as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • assume take to be the case or to be true; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; occupy or take on; seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; make a pretence of; take up someone's soul into heaven; put clothing on one's body
    • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
    • take up pursue or resume; adopt; turn one's interest to; take up time or space; begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job; take up and practice as one's own ; occupy or take on; take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption ; take out or up with or as if with a scoop; accept; take in, also metaphorically; take up as if with a sponge ; return to a previous location or condition
    take as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • accept consider or hold as true; receive willingly something given or offered; give an affirmative reply to; react favorably to; admit into a group or community; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; tolerate or accommodate oneself to; be designed to hold or take; receive (a report) officially, as from a committee ; make use of or accept for some purpose; be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    • admit declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; allow to enter; allow participation in or the right to be part of; admit into a group or community; afford possibility; give access or entrance to; have room for; serve as a means of entrance
    • take on take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; accept as a challenge; admit into a group or community; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
    take as in 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"
    take as in be a student of a certain subject
    • "She is reading for the bar exam"

    Synonyms

    • learn gain knowledge or skills; get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; commit to memory; be a student of a certain subject; impart skills or knowledge to; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    • study consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; be a student; give careful consideration to; be a student of a certain subject; learn by reading books; think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; a detailed critical inspection ; applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; a state of deep mental absorption; a room used for reading and writing and studying; a branch of knowledge; preliminary drawing for later elaboration; attentive consideration and meditation; someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
    • read something that is read; interpret something that is written or printed; have or contain a certain wording or form; look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; interpret something in a certain way; be a student of a certain subject; indicate a certain reading; audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role; to hear and understand; make sense of a language
    take as in 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"

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    • claim assert or affirm strongly; demand as being one's due or property; ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; lay claim to; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; an assertion of a right (as to money or property); an assertion that something is true or factual; demand for something as rightful or due; an informal right to something; an established or recognized right; a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    • exact marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; claim as due or just; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    take as in head into a specified direction
    • "The escaped convict took to the hills"
    • "We made for the mountains"

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    • make a recognizable kind; the act of mixing cards haphazardly ; engage in; give certain properties to something; make or cause to be or to become; cause to do; give rise to; create or manufacture a man-made product; make, formulate, or derive in the mind; compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; create by artistic means; earn on some commercial or business transaction; create or design, often in a certain way; to compose or represent; reach a goal; be or be capable of being changed or made into; make by shaping or bringing together constituents; perform or carry out; make by combining materials and parts; change from one form into another; act in a certain way so as to acquire; charge with a function; achieve a point or goal; reach a destination, either real or abstract; institute, enact, or establish; carry out or commit; form by assembling individuals or constituents; organize or be responsible for; put in order or neaten; head into a specified direction; have a bowel movement; undergo fabrication or creation; be suitable for; add up to; amount to; constitute the essence of; appear to begin an activity; proceed along a path; reach in time; gather and light the materials for; prepare for eating by applying heat; induce to have sex; assure the success of; represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; consider as being; calculate as being; cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; favor the development of; develop into; behave in a certain way; eliminate urine
    take as in 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"

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    • aim an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); the action of directing something at an object; the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies ; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; propose or intend; move into a desired direction of discourse; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    • train public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive; a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding; a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file; a series of consequences wrought by an event; piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor; wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed; create by training and teaching; undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; educate for a future role or function; teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; teach and supervise (someone); exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; travel by rail or train; drag loosely along a surface
    • take aim point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    • direct without deviation; direct in spatial dimensions; having no intervening persons, agents, conditions; straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; (of a current) flowing in one direction only; being an immediate result or consequence; in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; lacking compromising or mitigating elements; command with authority; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; guide the actors in (plays and films) ; be in charge of ; take somebody somewhere; cause to go somewhere; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; lead, as in the performance of a composition; give directions to; specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public ; direct the course; put an address on (an envelope) ; plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
    take as in be seized or affected in a specified way
    • "take sick"
    • "be taken drunk"
    take as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • carry the act of carrying something ; move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; have with oneself; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; serve as a means for expressing something; bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of; support or hold in a certain manner; contain or hold; extend to a certain degree; continue or extend; be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; win in an election; include, as on a list; behave in a certain manner; have on hand; include as the content; propel; pass on a communication; have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence; be conveyed over a certain distance; keep up with financial support; have or possess something abstract; be equipped with (a mast or sail); win approval or support for; compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; take further or advance; have on the surface or on the skin; capture after a fight; transfer (entries) from one account book to another ; transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; bear (a crop); propel or give impetus to; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; be able to feed; have a certain range; cover a certain distance or advance beyond; secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); be successful in; sing or play against other voices or parts; be pregnant with
    • pack a large indefinite number; a complete collection of similar things ; a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film) ; an association of criminals; an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose ; a group of hunting animals ; a cream that cleanses and tones the skin ; a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect ; a bundle (especially one carried on the back) ; arrange in a container; fill to capacity; compress into a wad; carry, as on one's back; set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome; have with oneself; press tightly together or cram; hike with a backpack; press down tightly; seal with packing; have the property of being packable or of compacting easily; load with a pack ; treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood
    take as in 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?"

    Synonyms

    • lease property that is leased or rented out or let ; a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment ; the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect ; let for money; hold under a lease or rental agreement; grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; engage for service under a term of contract
    • rent let for money; grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; engage for service under a term of contract; hold under a lease or rental agreement; a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service ; an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions ; the act of rending or ripping or splitting something
    • hire a newly hired employee; the act of hiring something or someone; engage or hire for work; hold under a lease or rental agreement; engage for service under a term of contract
    • charter a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; a contract to hire or lease transportation ; hold under a lease or rental agreement; grant a charter to ; engage for service under a term of contract
    • engage carry out or participate in an activity; consume all of one's attention or time; engage or hire for work; ask to represent; give to in marriage ; get caught; carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); hire for work or assistance; engage for service under a term of contract; keep engaged
    take as in receive or obtain regularly
    • "We take the Times every day"

    Synonyms

    • subscribe offer to buy, as of stocks and shares; mark with one's signature; adopt as a belief; pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals; receive or obtain regularly
    • subscribe to receive or obtain regularly
    take as in buy, select
    • "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
    take as in to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
    • "take shelter from the storm"
    take as in have sex with
    • "archaic use"
    • "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

    Synonyms

    • have a person who possesses great material wealth ; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; have as a feature; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); have ownership or possession of; cause to move; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; have a personal or business relationship with someone; organize or be responsible for; have left; be confronted with; undergo; suffer from; cause to do; receive willingly something given or offered; get something; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); achieve a point or goal; cause to be born; have sex with
    take as in lay claim to
    • "as of an idea"
    • "She took credit for the whole idea"

    Synonyms

    • claim assert or affirm strongly; demand as being one's due or property; ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; lay claim to; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; an assertion of a right (as to money or property); an assertion that something is true or factual; demand for something as rightful or due; an informal right to something; an established or recognized right; a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
    take as in be designed to hold or take
    • "This surface will not take the dye"

    Synonyms

    • accept consider or hold as true; receive willingly something given or offered; give an affirmative reply to; react favorably to; admit into a group or community; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; tolerate or accommodate oneself to; be designed to hold or take; receive (a report) officially, as from a committee ; make use of or accept for some purpose; be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
    take as in be capable of holding or containing
    • "This box won't take all the items"
    • "The flask holds one gallon"

    Synonyms

    • contain include or contain; contain or hold; lessen the intensity of; be divisible by; be capable of holding or containing; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
    • hold the act of grasping; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; time during which some action is awaited; a state of being confined (usually for a short time); a stronghold ; a cell in a jail or prison ; the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; have or hold in one's hands or grip; organize or be responsible for; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; secure and keep for possible future use or application; have rightfully; be the physical support of; contain or hold; have room for; remain in a certain state, position, or condition; support or hold in a certain manner; be valid, applicable, or true; assert or affirm; have as a major characteristic; be capable of holding or containing; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; protect against a challenge or attack; bind by an obligation; hold the attention of; remain committed to; resist or confront with resistance; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; stop dealing with; lessen the intensity of; keep from departing; take and maintain control over, often by violent means; cause to stop; cover as for protection against noise or smell; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; aim, point, or direct; declare to be; be in accord; keep from exhaling or expelling
    take as in develop a habit
    • "He took to visiting bars"
    take as in proceed along in a vehicle
    • "We drive the turnpike to work"

    Synonyms

    • drive the act of applying force to propel something; a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; a road leading up to a private house; the trait of being highly motivated; hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; the act of driving a herd of animals overland ; a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire ; (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium ; a wide scenic road planted with trees; (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash) ; operate or control a vehicle; travel or be transported in a vehicle; cause someone or something to move by driving; force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; cause to move back by force or influence; compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; push, propel, or press with force; cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; strive and make an effort to reach a goal; move into a desired direction of discourse; have certain properties when driven; work as a driver; move by being propelled by a force; urge forward; proceed along in a vehicle; strike with a driver, as in teeing off; hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; excavate horizontally; cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; (hunting) search for game; (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
    take as in obtain by winning
    • "Winner takes all"
    • "He took first prize"
    take as in be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
    • "He got AIDS"
    • "She came down with pneumonia"
    • "She took a chill"

    Synonyms

    • contract a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law ; (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make ; a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid ; enter into a contractual arrangement ; engage by written agreement; squeeze or press together; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; become smaller or draw together; make smaller; compress or concentrate; make or become more narrow or restricted; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    • get a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent ; come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; enter or assume a certain state or condition; cause to move; receive a specified treatment (abstract); reach a destination; go or come after and bring or take back; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); take vengeance on or get even; achieve a point or goal; cause to do; succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; communicate with a place or person; give certain properties to something; move into a desired direction of discourse; grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of; attract and fix; reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; reach by calculation; acquire as a result of some effort or action; purchase; perceive by hearing; suffer from the receipt of; receive as a retribution or punishment; leave immediately; reach and board; irritate; evoke an emotional response; apprehend and reproduce accurately; earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; overcome or destroy; be a mystery or bewildering to; take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); make (offspring) by reproduction

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