Definition of Take after

1. Verb. Be similar to a relative. "She takes after her father!"

Generic synonyms: Resemble

2. Verb. Imitate in behavior; take as a model. "Sam cannot take after Sue "; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
Exact synonyms: Follow
Generic synonyms: Copy, Imitate, Simulate

Definition of Take after

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To resemble (a parent or ancestor) in appearance or habit. ¹

2. Verb. to follow someone's example ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take After

take a shot in the dark
take a spill
take a spin
take a stab at
take a stand
take a tumble
take a turn for the better
take a turn for the worse
take a whizz
take a wicket
take aback
take account
take action
take advantage
take after (current term)
take against
take aim
take apart
take arms
take away
take away from
take back
take by storm
take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances
take charge
take command

Literary usage of Take after

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"It appeared as if they intended to keep us there for the purpose of punishing us, and to kill us all These they would take, after night, and pass off on ..."

2. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1890)
"If the persons who are to take after the termination of the life estate are designated as the " children" or as '' some of the children " of the first taker ..."

3. The Equitable Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery: Comprising Its Rise by George Spence, Henry Maddock (1850)
"... were to take after him ; the settlement would be equally a strict settlement, whatever might be the form of limitation to the issue of the first taker. ..."

4. Estates, Future Interests, and Illegal Conditions and Restraints in Illinois by Albert Martin Kales (1920)
"There is less incongruity in all the heirs at law being let in during the life of A and then part only allowed to take after the death of A, or all allowed ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To TAKE after. To learn of; to resemble ; to imitate. Beasts, that converse With man, take after him, as hogs Get pigs all tit' year, ami bitches dogs. ..."

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