Synonyms of take in


1. take-in, deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation

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


1. take in, house, put up, domiciliate

usage: provide with shelter

2. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across, deceive, betray, lead astray

usage: fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!"

3. absorb, take in

usage: suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"

4. take in, visit, see

usage: visit for entertainment; "take in the sights"

5. collect, take in, take

usage: call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"

6. watch, view, see, catch, take in, watch

usage: see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"

7. receive, take in, invite

usage: express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees"

8. take in, gather in, roll up, furl

usage: fold up; "take in the sails"

9. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in, learn, larn, acquire

usage: take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

10. gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in, get, acquire

usage: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"

11. catch, take in, overhear, hear

usage: hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers; "We overheard the conversation at the next table"

12. take in, take up, receive, have

usage: accept; "The cloth takes up the liquid"

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

usage: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"

14. take in, sop up, suck in, take up, consume, ingest, take in, take, have

usage: take up as if with a sponge

15. consume, ingest, take in, take, have

usage: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

16. adopt, take in, take

usage: take into one's family; "They adopted two children from Nicaragua"

17. take in, change, alter, vary

usage: make (clothes) smaller; "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"

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