(n) take (the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption)
(v) take (carry out) "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
(v) take, occupy , use up (require (time or space)) "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
(v) lead , take, direct , conduct , guide (take somebody somewhere) "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
(v) take, get hold of (get into one's hands, take physically) "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
(v) assume , acquire , adopt , take on , take (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"
(v) take, read (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?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
(v) bring , convey , take (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"
(v) take (take into one's possession) "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
(v) necessitate , ask , postulate , need , require , take, involve , call for , demand (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"
(v) choose , take, select , pick out (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"
(v) take (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"
(v) accept , take, have (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"
(v) fill , take (assume, as of positions or roles) "She took the job as director of development"
(v) consider , take, deal , look at (take into consideration for exemplifying purposes) "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
(v) take (experience or feel or submit to) "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
(v) film , shoot , take (make a film or photograph of something) "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
(v) remove , take, take away , withdraw (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"
(v) consume , ingest , take in , take, have (serve oneself to, or consume regularly) "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
(v) take, accept (make use of or accept for some purpose) "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
(v) take (take by force) "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
(v) assume , take, strike , take up (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"
(v) accept , admit , take, take on (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"
(v) take (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"
(v) learn , study , read , take (be a student of a certain subject) "She is reading for the bar exam"
(v) claim , take, exact (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"
(v) take, make (head into a specified direction) "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
(v) aim , take, train , take aim , direct (aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) "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"
(v) take (be seized or affected in a specified way) "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
(v) carry , pack , take (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"
(v) lease , rent , hire , charter , engage , take (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?"