take for granted

take for granted
verb
take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof (Freq. 3)
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I assume his train was late

Syn: ↑assume, ↑presume
Derivationally related forms: ↑presumptive (for: ↑presume), ↑presumption (for: ↑presume), ↑assumptive (for: ↑assume), ↑assumption (for: ↑assume)
Hypernyms: ↑expect, ↑anticipate
Hyponyms: ↑presuppose, ↑suppose
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

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phrasal
1. : to assume as true, accurate, real, unquestionable, or to be expected

took it for granted that he would not get into trouble with the licensing authorities

taken for granted that words have definite meanings — T.S.Eliot

2. : to pay inadequate attention to or value too lightly (as a possession, right, or privilege)

inclined to take one's liberties for granted if they are never challenged

began to take her husband for granted until he threatened to leave her

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take for granted
1. To presuppose, or assume, esp tacitly or unconsciously
2. To treat casually, without respect
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Main Entry:grant

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take for granted
1 take (something) for granted : to believe or assume that (something) is true or probably true without knowing that it is true

We took our invitation to the party for granted. = We took it for granted that we'd be invited to the party. [=we assumed we'd be invited and did not think about the possibility that we wouldn't be]

2 take (someone or something) for granted : to fail to properly notice or appreciate (someone or something that is helpful or important to you)

We often take our freedom for granted.

Being apart from my family for so long has made me realize that I've been taking them for granted.

I'm tired of being taken for granted.

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Main Entry:grant

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