1. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property (synset 113281089)
    "the average return was about 5%"
  2. The act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption (synset 100909831)
  1. Carry out (synset 202605633)
    "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
  2. Require (time or space) (synset 202272834)
    "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
  3. Take somebody somewhere (synset 202003830)
    "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
  4. Get into one's hands, take physically (synset 201216829)
    "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
  5. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect (synset 200525762)
    "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"
  6. Interpret something in a certain way;
    Convey a particular meaning or impression (synset 200626148)
    "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"
  7. Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere (synset 202081903)
    "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
  8. Take into one's possession (synset 202210054)
    "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
  9. Travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route (synset 201846632)
    "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
  10. Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives (synset 200676526)
    "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"
  11. Receive willingly something given or offered (synset 202240906)
    "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"
  12. Assume, as of positions or roles (synset 202399325)
    "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
  13. Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes (synset 200736077)
    "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
  14. Require as useful, just, or proper (synset 202634015)
    "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"
  15. Experience or feel or submit to (synset 202113499)
    "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
  16. Make a film or photograph of something (synset 201004785)
    "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
  17. Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract (synset 200173351)
    "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"
  18. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly (synset 201159300)
    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
  19. Accept or undergo, often unwillingly (synset 200671680)
    "We took a pay cut"
  20. Make use of or accept for some purpose (synset 202214718)
    "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
  21. Take by force (synset 202211401)
    "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
  22. Occupy or take on (synset 201986409)
    "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"
  23. Admit into a group or community (synset 202241406)
    "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
  24. Ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial (synset 200524175)
    "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
  25. Be a student of a certain subject (synset 200601387)
    "She is reading for the bar exam"
  26. Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs (synset 200758121)
    "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
  27. Head into a specified direction (synset 202080104)
    "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
  28. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards (synset 201153576)
    "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"
  29. Be seized or affected in a specified way (synset 200558481)
    "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
  30. Have with oneself;
    Have on one's person (synset 202722977)
    "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
  31. Engage for service under a term of contract (synset 202213319)
    "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
  32. Receive or obtain regularly (synset 202214527)
    "We take the Times every day"
  33. Buy, select (synset 202212900)
    "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
  34. To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort (synset 202205920)
    "take shelter from the storm"
  35. Have sex with;
    Archaic use (synset 201429760)
    "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
  36. Lay claim to;
    As of an idea (synset 200760378)
    "She took credit for the whole idea"
  37. Be designed to hold or take (synset 202747421)
    "This surface will not take the dye"
  38. Be capable of holding or containing (synset 202707070)
    "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
  39. Develop a habit (synset 202596409)
    "He took to visiting bars"
  40. Proceed along in a vehicle (synset 201934453)
    "We drive the turnpike to work"
  41. Obtain by winning (synset 201103241)
    "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
  42. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness (synset 200087488)
    "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"

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