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There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Meaning of "take in hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TAKE IN HAND

take in hand play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAKE IN HAND

take flight
take for
take for a ride
take for granted
take fright
take guard
take heart
take holy orders
take in
take in good part
take into consideration
take issue
take it
take it easy
take it into one´s head
take it on the chin
take it out of
take it to the wire
take leave
take leave of one´s senses

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAKE IN HAND

a free hand
a heavy hand
at first hand
at hand
at second hand
by hand
come to hand
first hand
free hand
from hand to hand
hand
hand in hand
hat in hand
helping hand
in hand
on hand
out of hand
second hand
the upper hand
to hand
upper hand

Synonyms and antonyms of take in hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «take in hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAKE IN HAND

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Translator English - Chinese

拿在手上
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tomar en sus manos
570 millions of speakers

English

take in hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हाथ में ले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أخذ في يده
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

взять в свои руки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tomar em mãos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাতে হাতে নিয়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prendre en main
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ambil tangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

in die Hand nehmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手に取る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

손에 걸릴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Njupuk ing tangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có trong tay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கையில் எடுத்துக்கொள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हातात घे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

El ele almak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prendere in mano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wziąć w rękę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

взяти в свої руки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ia în mână
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λαμβάνουν στο χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

neem in die hand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ta i hand
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ta i hånden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of take in hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKE IN HAND»

The term «take in hand» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.407 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKE IN HAND» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «TAKE IN HAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word take in hand.
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Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAKE IN HAND»

Discover the use of take in hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to take in hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Trukese-English Dictionary
dreere (vi.): try one's luck, take a chance. angamwddnniiy, angamwdnniiy (vo.): take without permission. angdtddy (vo.): take in hand reaching up, take from above. angeey (vo.): take (in hand), take hold ...
‎1990
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An Exposition of the Epistle of Saint Pavl to the ...
For why? there is no ma'tter,businesse or work we may take in hand,but that . we haue either exprcsse warrant for,or (at least) robation for ir,in the word i of God, and a promise of a blessing,cither direc by goodconsequent to bee gathercd ...
Edward Elton, 1620
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
H-«4-jS ; fl-JTril-tt to take by the hand 0MI dS'fr&tfcif) S A to take in hand 1. fcifg ( IE*) ! £t (S#f) ftiS«ff 2. ta ; sts ; §ra 3. tit (^"f1^?) (Your naughty boy needs taking in hand. #M)Sftfffifl5gi?J?!:& MO to take one's courage in both hands W. COURAGE  ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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An abridgment of Ainsworth's dictionary: English and Latin : ...
To take in hand, Aggredior. é clutched hand, Puguu* compressa to puguura manu». An «pen hand, Palma, пиши expUcata. Having but eme hand, UnimaDUa> A hundred hands, Cetitimanus. The hack of the hand, Мапш атегм. The hotlou-.
Robert Ainsworth, Thomas Morell, John Carey, 1837
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A complete dictionary of the English language
... to receive mentally; To Take in hand, to undertake; To Take oath, to swear; To Take off, to invalidate, to destroy, to remove ; to withhold, to withdraw ; to swaliow; to purchase; to* copy; to find place for; to remove; To Take order with, to check, ...
Thomas Sheridan, 1797
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New Italian and English Dictionary in Two Parts: With a New ...
truthire 1 Take in hand, va. pigliáre a fare 1. ; dar s i a réf. 1 Take in good part, va. supere grado a 2 Take in ill part, va. pigliáre in mala parte 1 Take in marriage, va. pigliárper mógíie;sposúre 1 Take in pieces, va. méttere in pézzi irr. 2 'lake in ...
F. C. Meadows, 1835
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Acts and proceedings of the general assemblies of the kirk ...
take in hand to celebrate the forsaid marriage, vnto the tyme the faid Lord Huntlie take in hand to subscryve the Confeffioun of Faith conteinit in the acts of Parliament ; with certification to them, and every ane of them, if they failgie heirin, they ...
‎1840
8
Publications
take in hand to celebrate the forfaid marriage, vnto the tyme the said Lord Huntlie take in hand to subscryve the Confessioun of Faith conteinit in the acts of Parliament ; with certification to them, and every ane of them, if they failgie heirin, they ...
‎1840
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Acts and proceedings of the General assemblies of the Kirk ...
take in hand to celebrate the forsaid marriage, vnto the tyme the said Lord Huntlie take in hand to subscryve the Confessioun of Faith conteinit in the acts of Parliament ; with certification to them, and every ane of them, if they failgie heirin, they ...
Church of Scotland. General Assembly, Thomas Thomson, 1840
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Acts and Proceedings of the General Assemblies of the Kirk ...
take in hand to celebrate the forsaid marriage, vnto the tyme the faid Lord Huntlie take in hand to subscryve the Conseffioun of Faith conteinit in the acts of Parliament ; with certilication to them, and every ane of them, if they failgie heirin, they ...
Church of Scotland. General Assembly, Thomas Thomson, 1840

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