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verb (ACCEPT)    /teɪk/ (took, taken)
B1 [T] to accept or have: Do they take credit cards here? Do you take milk in your tea? This container will take (= has room for) six litres. Which newspaper do you take (= regularly buy)? He continually abuses her, and she just sits there and takes it. If you think I'm going to take that lying down (= accept it without complaining), you're very much mistaken. I take the/your point (= accept the argument), but I still don't think you should have gone.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things [T] used when you want to mention something as a particular example of what you are talking about: I've been very busy recently. Take last week, I had meetings on four evenings.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance take to be/take for sth If you take someone or something to be something, or if you take someone or something for something, you accept or believe that they are that thing: [+ to infinitive] These creatures are generally taken to be descended from primitive fishes. I could have taken him for (= believed that he was) your brother. I'm not going to forge his signature for you! What do you take me for? (= You should not believe I could do a thing like that.)Believing can't take sth B2 to not be able to deal with an unpleasant situation: I can't take it any more. I'm leaving.Not liking take it or leave it accept or refuse the offer completely: That's my final offer - you can take it or leave it.InterjectionsSounds used as interjections Grammar:Phrases with takeWe use take in a lot of phrases, especially with nouns. In these cases, the meaning of take depends on the noun:See moreGrammar:TakeTake means ‘move with something or someone from where the speaker or listener is to a different place’:See moreGrammar:Take: other meaningsTake can mean ‘remove without permission’:See more
(Definition of take verb (ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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