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Meaning & Definition of Taken in English

English

Taken

/tekən/

adjective

1. Understood in a certain way

  • Made sense of
  • "A word taken literally"
  • "A smile taken as consent"
  • "An open door interpreted as an invitation"
    synonym:
  • interpreted
  • ,
  • taken

2. Be affected with an indisposition

  • "The child was taken ill"
  • "Couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"
    synonym:
  • taken

Examples of using

I thought you had taken everything away from the office.
The suspects were taken by surprise.
Mary was taken hostage.