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Synonyms for take in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. take-in(verb)

    the act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone

    Antonyms:
    let out, widen

  2. take in(verb)

    provide with shelter

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, slang, gull, pull in, put on, view, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, fool, make, see, receive, collect, gain, ingest, realise, soak up, sop up, watch, clear, imbibe, cod, overhear, draw, bring in, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, consume, take up, suck in

    Antonyms:
    let out, widen

  3. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)

    fool or hoax

    Synonyms:
    earn, draw, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, catch, slang, imbibe, make, pull in, don, put on, tantalise, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, view, rally, tease, assume, see, fool around, horse around, gain, fool away, fritter, ingest, realise, apply, ride, turn in, get into, sop up, watch, receive, fritter away, arse around, clear, razz, frivol away, gull, take up, soak up, tantalize, cod, dissipate, fool, shoot, bring in, overhear, rag, mount, taunt, wear, dupe, realize, consume, absorb, collect, bait, twit, suck in

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  4. absorb, take in(verb)

    suck or take up or in

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, engulf, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, adopt, slang, gull, engross, pull in, put on, view, soak up, take, have, suck, occupy, make, see, take over, collect, gain, steep, ingest, realise, sop up, watch, receive, clear, imbibe, plunge, cod, fool, draw, bring in, overhear, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, immerse, consume, put one across, take up, engage, suck in

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  5. take in(verb)

    visit for entertainment

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, slang, gull, pull in, put on, view, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, fool, make, see, receive, collect, gain, ingest, realise, soak up, sop up, watch, clear, imbibe, cod, overhear, draw, bring in, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, consume, take up, suck in

    Antonyms:
    let out, widen

  6. collect, take in(verb)

    call for and obtain payment of

    Synonyms:
    earn, pile up, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, pull in, invite, befool, gather, slang, imbibe, amass, gain, put on, view, roll up, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, make, garner, see, receive, accumulate, gather up, ingest, realise, compile, soak up, sop up, watch, hoard, pull together, clear, gull, take up, call for, cod, pick up, fool, draw, bring in, overhear, catch, assimilate, absorb, dupe, realize, consume, collect, suck in

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  7. watch, view, see, catch, take in(verb)

    see or watch

    Synonyms:
    ensure, project, receive, bring in, interpret, look out, make, look, experience, get word, visualise, watch, have, assure, image, fancy, overhear, go steady, look on, cod, learn, absorb, run into, discover, escort, keep an eye on, draw, earn, examine, bewitch, pick up, visit, adopt, reckon, trance, fascinate, consider, collect, gather in, come across, get a line, gull, get wind, enamor, becharm, take care, take up, gain, watch out, put one across, invite, control, ascertain, insure, attend, take hold of, date, realize, sop up, check, consume, meet, go out, witness, pull in, fool, take, catch up with, catch, construe, find out, see, suck, befool, regard, entrance, visualize, picture, suck in, grab, find, captivate, go through, take in, enamour, get, view, capture, enchant, soak up, watch over, dupe, hitch, overtake, put on, arrest, hear, follow, realise, envision, determine, beguile, encounter, trip up, clear, slang, figure, suck up, look at, see to it, understand, run across, put one over, ingest, assimilate, observe, imbibe, charm

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  8. receive, take in, invite(verb)

    express willingness to have in one's home or environs

    Synonyms:
    earn, ask over, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, welcome, get, befool, adopt, slang, imbibe, pull in, find, put on, put one across, take, have, suck, meet, view, tempt, pay for, make, call for, see, receive, ask round, gain, bid, ingest, realise, encounter, soak up, sop up, watch, clear, incur, gull, take up, cod, ask for, pick up, fool, experience, draw, bring in, overhear, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, consume, obtain, collect, ask in, suck in

    Antonyms:
    let out, widen

  9. take in, gather in(verb)

    fold up

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, slang, gull, pull in, put on, view, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, fool, make, see, receive, collect, gain, ingest, realise, soak up, sop up, watch, clear, imbibe, cod, overhear, draw, bring in, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, consume, take up, suck in

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  10. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in(verb)

    take up mentally

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, engulf, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, adopt, slang, gull, engross, pull in, put on, view, soak up, take, have, suck, occupy, make, see, take over, collect, gain, steep, ingest, realise, sop up, watch, receive, clear, imbibe, plunge, cod, fool, draw, bring in, overhear, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, immerse, consume, put one across, take up, engage, suck in

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  11. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in(verb)

    earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

    Synonyms:
    wee-wee, cause, receive, bring in, attract, make, arrive at, top, light up, recognise, draw, stool, have, solve, piddle, hold, overhear, draw in, sack, cod, unclutter, absorb, agnize, clear up, invite, garner, do, consume, earn, stimulate, pull, actualize, exculpate, assimilate, sort out, defecate, lay down, bring, make water, crystalise, name, pass water, actualise, exonerate, gull, make headway, crystalize, create, crap, collect, get to, pretend, cook, fool, suck, gain, build, authorize, assoil, adopt, gather, understand, crystallise, straighten out, establish, pee, discharge, realize, sop up, constitute, make up, introduce, take up, give, attain, see, pull in, urinate, take, form, derive, catch, befool, benefit, net, acquit, substantiate, wee, ca-ca, pull ahead, get, recognize, prepare, suck in, micturate, soak up, agnise, watch, throw, advance, profit, reach, take a shit, get ahead, illuminate, score, view, piss, sack up, make believe, induce, dupe, ingest, brighten, put on, pee-pee, ready, shit, relieve oneself, fetch, spend a penny, elucidate, take in, gather in, enlighten, puddle, take a crap, clear, hit, produce, slang, gain ground, crystallize, acquire, suck up, move in, progress to, take a leak, authorise, get in, win, put one across, pass, put one over, nominate, shed light on, work, fix, realise, imbibe, seduce, construct

    Antonyms:
    let out, widen

  12. catch, take in, overhear(verb)

    hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

    Synonyms:
    hitch, earn, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, capture, beguile, get, befool, invite, slang, gull, imbibe, trip up, pull in, put on, view, arrest, enamour, captivate, take, have, trance, adopt, make, fascinate, enamor, see, receive, gain, becharm, assimilate, put one across, ingest, realise, catch up with, sop up, watch, suck, clear, entrance, take up, soak up, charm, cod, pick up, fool, draw, bring in, overhear, catch, overtake, grab, dupe, enchant, realize, consume, absorb, collect, take hold of, bewitch, suck in

    Antonyms:
    let out, widen

  13. take in, take up(verb)

    accept

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, put one over, resume, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, slang, gull, scoop out, pull in, put on, view, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, fool, borrow, lift out, make, assume, see, receive, collect, scoop up, gain, strike, scoop, ingest, realise, fasten on, seize on, soak up, sop up, watch, hook on, clear, take over, imbibe, sorb, cod, latch on, overhear, draw, bring in, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, consume, take up, start, suck in

    Antonyms:
    let out, widen

  14. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up(verb)

    take in, also metaphorically

    Synonyms:
    plunge, receive, occupy, withdraw, run, tie, ingest, draw, assume, resume, have, borrow, lactate, overhear, eviscerate, absorb, cast, take over, consume, earn, suckle, pull, draw and quarter, adopt, reap, draw in, scoop, fellate, bootlick, drink, gather in, steep, gull, get out, pull back, disembowel, collect, start, lift out, fool, suck, sidle up, breastfeed, put one across, truckle, go down on, seize on, realize, sop up, fasten on, blow, strike, take out, latch on, take up, delineate, see, pull in, take, quarter, catch, befool, make, hook on, wet-nurse, pull out, get, describe, puff, suck in, thread, soak up, drag, cotton up, shine up, attract, scoop up, cozy up, force, cod, toady, sorb, engage, trace, dupe, put on, kowtow, engulf, view, kotow, draw off, immerse, engross, invite, take in, pass, play up, give suck, line, slang, watch, fawn, suck up, bring in, clear, string, guide, depict, put one over, scoop out, assimilate, realise, imbibe, nurse, gain

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  15. take in, sop up, suck in, take up(verb)

    take up as if with a sponge

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, put one over, resume, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, slang, gull, scoop out, pull in, put on, view, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, fool, borrow, lift out, make, assume, see, receive, collect, scoop up, gain, strike, scoop, ingest, realise, fasten on, seize on, soak up, sop up, watch, hook on, clear, take over, imbibe, sorb, cod, latch on, overhear, draw, bring in, catch, absorb, dupe, draw in, realize, consume, take up, start, suck in

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  16. consume, ingest, take in, take, have(verb)

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

    Synonyms:
    require, read, receive, bring in, subscribe to, rent, withdraw, make, lead, ingest, take on, carry, draw, assume, cause, have, hold, overhear, choose, sustain, cod, learn, fill, absorb, have got, squander, necessitate, invite, consume, earn, stimulate, drive, demand, wipe out, assimilate, consider, need, study, gather in, suffer, run through, pick out, gull, collect, fool, suck, gain, contract, deal, adopt, film, remove, exhaust, admit, birth, call for, lease, realize, down, train, deplete, strike, give birth, take up, give, bring, see, pull in, use up, select, take, engage, catch, sop up, let, feature, eat up, claim, befool, get, devour, get hold of, suck in, take away, pack, soak up, throw, go through, take in, exact, submit, convey, view, own, take aim, shoot, aim, induce, dupe, direct, charter, put on, eat, contain, waste, bear, subscribe, deliver, clear, experience, slang, watch, involve, acquire, suck up, look at, postulate, ware, hire, accept, put one across, possess, guide, occupy, put one over, ask, realise, imbibe, conduct

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  17. adopt, take in(verb)

    take into one's family

    Synonyms:
    take on, earn, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, espouse, befool, acquire, slang, imbibe, pull in, put on, view, put one across, sweep up, take, have, suck, adopt, borrow, make, assume, bring in, see, take over, gain, ingest, embrace, soak up, sop up, watch, receive, follow, clear, gull, dramatise, cod, realise, fool, draw, take up, overhear, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, dramatize, consume, collect, suck in

    Antonyms:
    widen, let out

  18. take in(verb)

    make (clothes) smaller

    Synonyms:
    earn, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, slang, gull, pull in, put on, view, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, fool, make, see, receive, collect, gain, ingest, realise, soak up, sop up, watch, clear, imbibe, cod, overhear, draw, bring in, catch, absorb, dupe, realize, consume, take up, suck in

    Antonyms:
    let out, widen

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. take in

    A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book." Kane Grinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [Harper & Bros. '54.]

    Synonyms:
    absorb, consume, drink in, drink up, engross, exhaust, imbibe, suck up, swallow, swallow up, take up

    Antonyms:
    cast out, disgorge, disperse, dissipate, distract, eject, emit, exude, give up, put forth, radiate, send out, shoot forth, throw off, vomit

    Preposition:
    Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. take in

    Synonyms:
    receive, admit

  2. take in

    Synonyms:
    comprise, enclose, encompass

  3. take in

    Synonyms:
    comprehend, understand

  4. take in

    Synonyms:
    lessen, contract, make smaller

  5. take in

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial.] cheat, circumvent, gull, deceive, impose upon


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