1. [ verb ] (housing) provide with shelter
Related terms: house
2. [ verb ] fool or hoax
Synonyms: gull dupe put_one_over cod befool put_on fool put_one_across slang

"The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone" "You can't fool me!"

Related terms: deceive pull_the_leg_of chump victim fraud take-in
3. [ verb ] (education) take up mentally
Synonyms: absorb assimilate ingest

"he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

Related terms: learn imbibe assimilation acculturation
4. [ verb ] see or watch
Synonyms: see watch view catch

"view a show on television" "This program will be seen all over the world" "view an exhibition" "Catch a show on Broadway" "see a movie"

Related terms: watch visualise preview spectate see view spectator watch seer
5. [ verb ] call for and obtain payment of
Synonyms: collect

"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" "he collected the rent"

Related terms: take raise farm collector
6. [ verb ] fold up, of sails
Synonyms: gather_in
Related terms: roll_up coal incorporate
7. [ verb ] suck or take up or in
Synonyms: absorb

"A black star absorbs all matter."

Related terms: emit suck absorption
8. [ verb ] express willingness to have in one's home or environs
Synonyms: receive invite

"The community warmly received the refugees"

Related terms: see welcome absorb induct assume invitation
9. [ verb ] visit for entertainment

"take in the sights"

Related terms: visit
10. [ verb ] take in, also metaphorically
Synonyms: absorb suck_up imbibe take_up sop_up soak_up draw suck

"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"

Related terms: wipe_up blot sponge_up attract attract distract aspirate suck_in aspirate suck_in chump absorption sucking absorber
11. [ verb ] accept
Synonyms: take_up

"The cloth takes up the liquid"

Related terms: receive fuel
12. [ verb ] serve oneself to, or consume regularly
Synonyms: have take consume ingest

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

Related terms: abstain eat eat feed drink use smoke swallow drink sample hit satiate partake cannibalize sup drug consumption
13. [ verb ] take into one's family
Synonyms: adopt

"They adopted two children from Nicaragua"

Related terms: take adoptee
14. [ verb ] hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers
Synonyms: overhear catch

"We overheard the conversation at the next table"

Related terms: hear catch listen
15. [ verb ] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Synonyms: earn make bring_in realize gain realise pull_in clear

"How much do you make a month in your new job?" "She earns a lot in her new job" "this merger brought in lots of money" "He clears $5,000 each month"

Related terms: get yield profit eke_out gross rake_off rake_in take_home make net
16. [ verb ] take up as if with a sponge
Synonyms: suck_in take_up sop_up
Related terms: consume
17. [ verb ] make (clothes) smaller

"Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

Related terms: let_out change
Similar spelling:   take-in