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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. 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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TOKYO, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- China on Tuesday denounced a US State Department document on the South China Sea, urging the US to abide by its commitment not to take sides on the South China Sea issue, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
In the meantime, tell your friends to back off and not to take sides.
In other words, in the majority of cases, when an Italian character intervenes, it is to take sides, becoming involved in the dispute, and making the exchange more elaborated.