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take

v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property, or stealing an object.

take

(Acquire), verb adopt, attach, carry, derive, excise, gain, get, impound, impress, obtain, preempt, procure, profit, reap, secure, sequester
Associated concepts: take effect, take over

take

(Deceive), verb betray, cheat, cozen, defraud, dupe, fool, gull, lead astray, mislead, victimize

take

(Seize), verb apprehend, appropriate, arrogate, capture, confiscate, embezzle, extort, grab, hijack, loot, pilfer, plunder, purloin, usurp
Associated concepts: burglary, grand larceny, grand theft, larceny, take a case from the jury, trespassing

take

(Understand), verb adopt, catch on, estimate, get the meaning of, grasp the meaning, hold as, set down as account as, take for, view as
See also: acquire, adopt, apprehend, appropriate, arrest, attach, carry, confiscate, derive, despoil, endure, excise, gain, hijack, impound, impress, inherit, loot, obtain, partake, pilfer, plunder, preempt, procure, profit, purloin, reap, receive, secure, seize, sequester, spoils, suffer, transport, trust, usurp

TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

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His mouth was full of teeth in a white row, fearful and daunting, and upon his grim brow hovered frightful Strife who arrays the throng of men: pitiless she, for she took away the mind and senses of poor wretches who made war against the son of Zeus.
PESHAWAR -- A house was looted by unidentified dacoits in broad day light at the jurisdiction of Pahari Pura Police Station on Monday and took away gold, cash, cell phones and other goods worth of million rupees.
She informed the court that her husband Aftab Khaskheli expelled her from their home in Shahdadpur town, Sanghar district, on May 4 and two days later he barged into her parents home in Kotri where she was staying and forcibly took away their daughter.
The man who took away the boy is a citizen of Uzbekistan, Satybaldy Urmanov who is the brother of her late husband.
The suspects took away Dh3,000 and two mobile phones and ran away after closing the shop's door.
KARACHI -- Bandits took away Rs 20 million cash, over five kilogrammes gold and other valuables from Edhi Centre in Mithadar locality here on Sunday.
During the first year, we generated rupees 210 billion and the federal government took away the entire amount.
According to the expatriate, the burglars took away gadgets worth OMR2,500 and jewellery from the house located behind an old eatery along the Rex Road.
Local sources said that Israeli soldiers stormed the village of Beita, South of Nablus, shortly after midnight Wednesday and took away three young men, PIC reported.
Council workers just came and took away the equipment," she said.
At the news conference, Rinpoche said armed security personnel with armored vehicles and attack dogs have been harassing monks and local residents who protested while security forces took away the 300 monks in 10 military trucks.
Police swooped on their house and took away vanloads of materials, including doors, a giant suitcase and plasterboard wall panels.