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Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby, whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will take time off to go exactly where they are needed.
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Meaning of "take" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TAKE

Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; related to Gothic tekan to touch.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TAKE

take  [teɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TAKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Take is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb take in English.

WHAT DOES TAKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Take

A take is a single continuous recorded performance. The term is used in film and music to denote and track the stages of production.

Definition of take in the English dictionary

The first definition of take in the dictionary is to gain possession of by force or effort. Other definition of take is to appropriate or steal. Take is also to receive or accept into a relationship with oneself.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TAKE

PRESENT

Present
I take
you take
he/she/it takes
we take
you take
they take
Present continuous
I am taking
you are taking
he/she/it is taking
we are taking
you are taking
they are taking
Present perfect
I have taken
you have taken
he/she/it has taken
we have taken
you have taken
they have taken
Present perfect continuous
I have been taking
you have been taking
he/she/it has been taking
we have been taking
you have been taking
they have been taking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I took
you took
he/she/it took
we took
you took
they took
Past continuous
I was taking
you were taking
he/she/it was taking
we were taking
you were taking
they were taking
Past perfect
I had taken
you had taken
he/she/it had taken
we had taken
you had taken
they had taken
Past perfect continuous
I had been taking
you had been taking
he/she/it had been taking
we had been taking
you had been taking
they had been taking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will take
you will take
he/she/it will take
we will take
you will take
they will take
Future continuous
I will be taking
you will be taking
he/she/it will be taking
we will be taking
you will be taking
they will be taking
Future perfect
I will have taken
you will have taken
he/she/it will have taken
we will have taken
you will have taken
they will have taken
Future perfect continuous
I will have been taking
you will have been taking
he/she/it will have been taking
we will have been taking
you will have been taking
they will have been taking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would take
you would take
he/she/it would take
we would take
you would take
they would take
Conditional continuous
I would be taking
you would be taking
he/she/it would be taking
we would be taking
you would be taking
they would be taking
Conditional perfect
I would have take
you would have take
he/she/it would have take
we would have take
you would have take
they would have take
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been taking
you would have been taking
he/she/it would have been taking
we would have been taking
you would have been taking
they would have been taking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you take
we let´s take
you take
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to take
Past participle
taken
Present Participle
taking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TAKE


bake
beɪk
Blake
bleɪk
brake
breɪk
break
breɪk
cake
keɪk
cupcake
ˈkʌpˌkeɪk
drake
dreɪk
earthquake
ˈɜːθˌkweɪk
fake
feɪk
intake
ˈɪnˌteɪk
jake
dʒeɪk
lake
leɪk
make
meɪk
mistake
mɪˈsteɪk
outbreak
ˈaʊtˌbreɪk
sake
seɪk
shake
ʃeɪk
snake
sneɪk
steak
steɪk
wake
weɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAKE

take a bow
take a dim view of
take a leaf out of someone´s book
take a person to the cleaners
take a powder
take a punt at
take a rain check
take a risk
take a running jump
take a whizz
take aback
take account of
take advantage of
take after
take against
take amiss
take an oath
take apart
take arms

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAKE

ake
awake
birthday cake
bukkake
cheesecake
chocolate cake
devil´s food cake
handshake
pancake
pound cake
quake
rake
Red Deer Lake
remake
salt lake
snowflake
Timberlake
undertake
uptake
wedding cake

Synonyms and antonyms of take in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TAKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «take» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of take
abduct · abide · abstract · accept · accommodate · accompany · accomplish · acquire · act on · adopt · appraise · apprehend · appropriate · arrest · ascertain · assess · assume · bag · bear · bilk · blag · book · brave · bring · bring in · brook · buy · cabbage · calculate · capture · carry · carry off · cart · cart off · catch · cheat · chew over · choose · cite · clasp · clutch · collect · come by · comprehend · con · conduct · consider · consume · contain · contemplate · convey · convoy · countenance · cull · deal with · deceive · defraud · demand · derive · determine · do · do the trick · draw · drink · dupe · earn · eat · effect · endure · engage · ensnare · entail · entrap · escort · establish · evaluate · examine · excerpt · execute · experience · exploit · extract · feel · ferry · fetch · fiddle · filch · fill · find out · fish · fit · follow · gain · gate · gauge · get · get hold of · go · go through · grab · grasp · greet · grip · gross · guide · gull · hack · haul · have · hire · hold · imbibe · ingest · inhale · involve · journey · jump on · knock off · know · land · last · lay hold of · lead · learn · lease · make · make the most of · make use of · measure · meet · misappropriate · necessitate · need · net · nick · obtain · occupy · opinion · pay for · perform · pick · pinch · pocket · ponder · prefer · proceed · proceeds · progress · pull · purchase · purloin · pursue · put up with · quote · read · realize · receipts · receive · record · remove · rent · reproduce · require · reserve · return · revenue · run off with · scene · scoop · scrawl · scribble · secure · see · seize · select · sequence · set down · stand · steal · stiff · stomach · study · succeed · suffer · swallow · swindle · swipe · take advantage of · take on · take up · takings · thole · tolerate · tote · transport · travel · traverse · trek · trouser · undergo · understand · undertake · use · usher · view · voyage · walk · walk off with · wear · weather · weigh up · win · withdraw · withstand · work · write · yield

Translation of «take» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAKE

Find out the translation of take to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of take from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «take» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拿取
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ir
570 millions of speakers

English

take
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَأْخُذُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

брать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pegar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্রহণ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prendre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ambil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nehmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手に取る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...을 가져가다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Njupuk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எடுத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घ्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

almak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prendere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zabrać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

користуватися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a circula
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παίρνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

neem
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ta
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of take

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKE»

The term «take» is very widely used and occupies the 424 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of take
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «take» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «take» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about take

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10 QUOTES WITH «TAKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word take.
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Daniella Alonso
I actually take karate and tae-kwon-do. And so I love sparring and grappling and all that physical stuff. I studied a hybrid form of grappling, sparring, and self defense; it's more of a 'get yourself in shape,' and if you want to take it to the next level, so you're really learning valuable skills with self defense, and I really enjoy it.
2
Peter Andre
Nobody is going to take my kids away from me and I will fight to the death for that.
3
Tim Armstrong
What's happening internally is eventually what will take AOL back to being a growth company.
4
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
I always take hundreds and hundreds of pictures. I used to work for 'National Geographic,' and they gave us a lot of film.
5
William Barclay
Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.
6
Lewis Black
One thing I know about the rich, being rich, is that you can take money from me and tomorrow, I'm still going to be rich.
7
Ginny Brown-Waite
Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby, whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will take time off to go exactly where they are needed.
8
Trey Burke
I think college prepared me at a really high level. High school, you can take some plays off on the defensive end. Not on purpose, but if your man gets tired, you can rest a little bit. But once you get to college, and especially in the NBA, you can't do that. Even if my man gives the ball up, I'm on help side, helping my team out.
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Eugene Cernan
One of the most important things about the geology on the moon is your descriptions of what you see, comparing them to things that you've seen on Earth so that the geologists and the scientists on the ground would know what you're talking about; and then take pictures of them.
10
Cher
Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAKE»

Discover the use of take in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to take and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
In a world in which so many takers such as Bernard Madoff and Raj Rajaratnam have ruined lives and reputations, this book will reassure readers that the real power lies in becoming a giver.
Adam Grant, 2013
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Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich ...
Analyzes the growing divide between the incomes of the wealthy class and those of middle-income Americans, exonerating popular suspects to argue that the nation's political system promotes greed and under-representation.
Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson, 2011
3
The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
The hypothesis of this book is that the deterrence of war in the traditional sense has been internalized and turned back upon the Western powers, producing a form of self-deterrence which renders them incapable of realizing their own power ...
Jean Baudrillard, 1995
4
Take Me
An appetite for sensual pleasures must never be denied.
Bella Andre, 2005
5
My Soul to Take
She doesn't see dead people, but.
Rachel Vincent, 2009
6
The Winner-take-all Society: Why the Few at the Top Get So ...
More relevant today than ever before, this fascinating book shows how in business, as in sport, thousands are competing for only a handful of top prizes.
Robert H. Frank, Philip J. Cook, 2010
7
Double-take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology
The collection revolutionizes our way of viewing this era, since it redresses the ongoing emphasis on the male writers of this time.
Venetria K. Patton, Maureen Honey, 2001
8
Give and Take: A Candid Account of Corporate Philanthropy
Shows how businesses can create charitable foundations, and shares examples of innovative corporate giving
Reynold Levy, 1999
9
Frommer's 500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up
Among adventures detailed here are: Active vacations (snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef) Sports shrines (Baseball Hall of Fame) Other-worldly destinations (Monteverde Cloud Forest) Cultural heritage sites (Great Wall of China) Historic ...
Holly Hughes, 2009
10
Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in ...
A senior advisor to two Presidents and former Executive Director of Harvard's Center for Public Leadership identifies seven modern keys for successful leadership, citing the characteristics of individuals who motivate others to meet their ...
Betsy Myers, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term take is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Smartest Way to Take a Vacation
Should you take a brief vacation, or a weekslong excursion? Go somewhere new, or relax at the family beach house? Psychologists and researchers have been ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
How Can Greece Take Charge?
If there's one message that Greece should take away from its recent confrontation with the euro zone, it's that it will never get the help it really needs. Assuming ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
3
Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good
Fryman Canyon is one of those special places in the city of Los Angeles — a bit of country and canyon nestled just off the crest of Mulholland Drive, with ... «NPR, Jun 15»
4
Take Down the Confederate Flag, Symbol of Hatred
He said, “I hope that, by removing the flag, we can take another step toward healing and recognition — and a sign that South Carolina is moving forward. «New York Times, Jun 15»
5
Republicans Take Aim at Poor Women
One would imagine that congressional Republicans, almost all of whom are on record as adamantly opposing abortion, would be eager to fund programs that ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
6
Review: Take That cinema experience
I have actually lost count of the number of times I have seen Take That in concert over the years. But never before have I seen them at the cinema. And I have ... «Manchester Evening News, Jun 15»
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Helping teens think
The programme the paper analyses are designed to do just that. Students were "randomly assigned" to take what is known as a 'Becoming a Man' (BAM) course ... «The Economist, Jun 15»
8
Should I let my child take more risks?
“You'll take your eye out with that” is our family motto. I'm the hovering mum by the five-year-old on the monkey bars in the park. So how embarrassing to see ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
9
How To Take Down Putin
You don't need to mention 1936 to know dictatorships place great stock in hosting major international sporting events. They confer legitimacy; they project virility. «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
10
Can China Take a Joke?
'Three, two, one, applause!” The audience in the Beijing studio cheered as excitedly as anyone could be expected to cheer for an empty stage. They had ... «New York Times, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Take [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/take>. Sep 2019 ».
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