take up synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term take up:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. take-upnoun

    any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom)

  2. take-upverb

    the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in

  3. take upverb

    pursue or resume

    Synonyms:
    soak up, adopt, sop up, absorb, strike, scoop, resume, take over, sorb, assume, latch on, start, take in, lift out, seize on, suck in, take up, hook on, fasten on, draw, suck, take, scoop up, scoop out, imbibe, borrow, suck up

  4. take up, latch on, fasten on, hook on, seize onverb

    adopt

    Synonyms:
    take in, seize on, resume, suck up, catch on, twig, lift out, take, tumble, suck, adopt, start, borrow, assume, take over, cotton on, get wise, get it, scoop, sorb, fasten on, soak up, sop up, hook on, get onto, imbibe, latch on, draw, scoop up, strike, absorb, take up, scoop out, suck in

  5. take upverb

    turn one's interest to

    Synonyms:
    soak up, adopt, sop up, absorb, strike, scoop, resume, take over, sorb, assume, latch on, start, take in, lift out, seize on, suck in, take up, hook on, fasten on, draw, suck, take, scoop up, scoop out, imbibe, borrow, suck up

  6. take upverb

    take up time or space

    Synonyms:
    soak up, adopt, sop up, absorb, strike, scoop, resume, take over, sorb, assume, latch on, start, take in, lift out, seize on, suck in, take up, hook on, fasten on, draw, suck, take, scoop up, scoop out, imbibe, borrow, suck up

  7. start, take upverb

    begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job

    Synonyms:
    start, seize on, resume, suck up, bulge out, get, adopt, sop up, get going, latch on, commence, take in, lift out, get down, take, take off, sorb, bulge, strike, borrow, part, take over, embark on, originate, pop out, assume, scoop, fasten on, initiate, depart, lead off, set off, go, startle, hook on, start up, imbibe, bug out, begin, soak up, jump, draw, set about, pop, start out, set forth, scoop up, suck, protrude, come out, absorb, take up, scoop out, set out, suck in

  8. adopt, borrow, take over, take upverb

    take up and practice as one's own

    Synonyms:
    usurp, take in, suck up, seize on, resume, buy up, espouse, acquire, hook on, imbibe, suck in, lift out, sweep up, take, sorb, adopt, strike, borrow, assume, relieve, take over, scoop up, repeat, scoop, buy out, embrace, fasten on, arrogate, soak up, sop up, suck, follow, seize, start, dramatise, latch on, draw, accept, take on, absorb, dramatize, take up, scoop out, bear

  9. assume, take, strike, take upverb

    occupy or take on

    Synonyms:
    require, read, usurp, hit, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, start, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, resume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, strickle, absorb, necessitate, discover, take over, consume, fall upon, sorb, don, hire, feign, chance upon, consider, need, rent, get into, come across, pick out, chance on, aim, simulate, coin, suck, draw, expunge, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, presume, seize on, lease, walk out, fasten on, take aim, suck in, come upon, take up, bring, strike, use up, select, take, come to, train, drive, sham, collide with, excise, make, claim, hook on, take for granted, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, soak up, call for, take in, scoop, lift out, light upon, submit, convey, move, shoot, engage, imbibe, direct, charter, put on, wear, sop up, impinge on, contain, run into, seize, bear, happen upon, mint, fall, subscribe, shine, borrow, scoop up, scratch, involve, acquire, suck up, look at, postulate, accept, impress, guide, admit, attain, scoop out, arrogate, ask, affect, conduct, latch on

  10. sorb, take upverb

    take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption

    Synonyms:
    soak up, adopt, sop up, absorb, strike, scoop, resume, take over, sorb, assume, latch on, start, take in, lift out, seize on, suck in, take up, hook on, fasten on, draw, suck, take, scoop up, scoop out, imbibe, borrow, suck up

  11. scoop, scoop out, lift out, scoop up, take upverb

    take out or up with or as if with a scoop

    Synonyms:
    soak up, adopt, outflank, sop up, absorb, strike, outdo, resume, scoop, sorb, fasten on, latch on, start, take in, lift out, seize on, assume, take up, hook on, draw, suck, take, scoop up, take over, scoop out, imbibe, best, borrow, suck up, suck in, trump

  12. take in, take upverb

    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

  13. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take upverb

    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

  14. take in, sop up, suck in, take upverb

    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

  15. resume, take upverb

    return to a previous location or condition

    Synonyms:
    summarise, soak up, adopt, lift out, sop up, absorb, restart, strike, resume, scoop, summarize, scoop out, suck up, sorb, re-start, latch on, start, take in, fasten on, seize on, assume, hook on, borrow, draw, suck, take, scoop up, take over, imbibe, take up, sum up, suck in

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. take up

    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 in

    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 up

    Synonyms:
    raise, lift

  2. take up

    Synonyms:
    begin (especially where another has left off)

  3. take up

    Synonyms:
    fasten (with a ligature)

  4. take up

    Synonyms:
    engross, engage, employ

  5. take up

    Synonyms:
    occupy, fill, cover

  6. take up

    Synonyms:
    arrest, seize, catch

  7. take up

    Synonyms:
    assume, adopt, take on, take upon

  8. take up

    Synonyms:
    pay (as a note), discharge, settle



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