I believe it's "take"; as in the sense of "accept" and "receive".
Consider a hypothetical scenario in which you are presented with some arbitrary item. For instance, a mail courier delivers you a suspicious package. You can either "accept" & "receive" the suspicious package or you can opt to "reject" & "refuse" it.
That is to say: You can either "take" it or you can "leave" it.
Of course, it doesn't necessarily have to be a mail courier and a suspicious package. It could be a friend with a gift for your birthday.. It could be a perfect stranger, offering his personal opinion.. It could be a shoe salesman enquiring about your size, or an acquaintance offering you some sugar for your coffee.