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Definition of the verb take form

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  1. develop into a distinctive entity
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2]Success requires hard work
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2] from [Source]Success requires hard work from us
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2, arbitrary control with -ing]Success requires working long hours
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2, for-complement clause]Success requires for us to work hard
      [Theme 1] [Verb] [Theme 2, that-complement clause]Success requires that we work hard

      Require Verbs (with the same syntax): demand, involve, necessitate, need, require, take.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of take form: form / spring / take shape
    • more generic word: become = come into existence
    • more specific word: regenerate = be formed or shaped anew

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for take form

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Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

take form or shape, come together (see FORM). cub,n. offspring, whelp, youngster, pup[py]; novice. See ANIMAL, YOUTH , BEGINNING. cubbyhole,n. cubby, nook, compartment. See RECEPTACLE. cube ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

form, take form, shape up, crystallize, finalize, organize, congeal, harden, set, solidify. jellyfish n. pushover (Slang), waverer, vacillator, softy (Slang), milksop, namby-pampy, trimmer, weakling, coward.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disaster Relief (2010)

by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler

After a disaster strikes, the response activities take form in addressing immediate needs, and can include working with entities from other jurisdictions to provide rescue, food, water, housing, or medical services. The long-term assistance, ...

Google previewDictionary of Commercial, Financial and Legal Terms / Dictionnaire des Termes Commerciaux, Financiers et Juridiques / Wörterbuch der Handels-, Finanz- und Rechtssprache (2012)


einer Sache nachbilden | se ~ | to be formed; to take form || gebildet (errichtet) werden; entstehen; Forrn annehmen; in der Bildung begriffen sein. former v [contracter] | to create; to constitute; to establish ...

Google previewThe Novelist's Lexicon (2011)

Writers on the Words that Define Their Work by Villa Gillet (Association)

Soon countless parts take form—fur and scale, fin and wing ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms (2016)

Revised and Enlarged Edition by Roger Fowler

But we prefer to take form as what contrasts with 'paraphrasable content', as the way something is said in contrast to what is said. The word 'paraphrasable' is important since ...

Google previewChambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)

take form to come into existence; to begin to have shape. — true to form in the usual, typical, or characteristic way. [Lat forma, shape, model] formless adj lacking a clear shape or structure. — adv formlessly. — n formlessness. -form comb fm 1 ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (2006)

by Peter Childs, Professor of English and Linguistics in the School of Modern Languages and European Studies Roger Fowler, Roger Fowler

But we prefer to take form as what contrasts with 'paraphrasable content', as the way something is said in contrast to what is said. The word 'paraphrasable' is important since the way of saying affects what is being said – imperceptibly in prose ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1883)

by Popular encyclopedia

the neck and breast begin to lie developed on the third, the eyes and the liver on the fourth, the stomach and veins appear on the fifth, the lungs or skin on the sixth, the intestines and the beak begin to take form on the seventh, the gall vessel ...

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Every relationship between persons causes a picture of each to take form in the mind of the other, and this picture evidently is in reciprocal relationship with that personal relationship. (Georg Simmel)
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