Definition of Take orders

1. Verb. Receive and be expected to follow directions or commands. "I don't take orders from you!"

Generic synonyms: Obey



2. Verb. Be ordained; enter the Christian ministry. "She took orders last month"

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Orders

take one's ball and go home
take one's best shot
take one's breath away
take one's chance
take one's chances
take one's eye off the ball
take one's hat off to
take one's leave
take one's lumps
take one's own life
take one's pick
take one's time
take one for the team
take or pay
take orders (current term)
take out
take out of context
take out the stops
take out the trash
take over
take pains
take part
take place
take point
take pride
take refuge
take responsibility
take revenge
take root

Literary usage of Take orders

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

1. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"Morton proposed upon his preferment to resign to another benefice, in order that Donne might take orders and succeed to it. Donne refused upon the ground ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... pope to take orders, was associated for a time with the court of the King of Spain, and soon became prominent in Madrid. ..."

3. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1903)
"Milton resolves not to take orders. His residence at Horton. " POEMS WRITTEN DURING RESIDENCE AT HORTON." L 'Allegro ; 11 Penseroso. ..."

4. Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memories of His Life by Charles Kingsley (1881)
"Decides to take Orders.—Correspondence.—Takes his Degree. As when with downcast eyes we muse and brood, And ebb into a former life, or seem To lapse far ..."

5. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original Sources by James Prior (1837)
"GOLDSMITH'S family, desirous of securing a respectable profession as well as provision for one without either, wished him to take orders under the belief ..."

6. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original Sources by James Prior (1837)
"GOLDSMITH'S family, desirous of securing a respectable profession as well as provision for one without either, wished him to take orders under the belief ..."

7. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original Sources by James Prior (1837)
"GOLDSMITH'S family, desirous of securing a respectable profession as well as provision for one without either, wished him to take orders under the belief ..."

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