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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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The army and resistance forces also took back al-Barada mosque on Saturday.
Flynn has bought 15 Lembi communities since September from the Swiss bank, which has now sold about half of the 51-building portfolio it took back in 2009 after the Lembi family went into default on the various properties.
Ashraf Zaki the Head of the Egyptian Art Association took back his resignation which he had presented to the organization board after protests were held by actors and artist in order to keep him as the Head of the Association
JUST WHEN THE STATE--AND the nation--needs it the most, the Bush administration took back $4.
TAM took back an A330 subleased to an unnamed Middle East airline last week and will use it on routes from Brazil to London Heathrow beginning this weekend.
To accommodate Bollinger's continued growth and allow them to expand within the building, the lndlord took back Bollinger's former space with over two years remaining on their lease.