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take for granted

Definition of take for granted

  1. 1 :  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.>

  2. 2 :  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.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

grantplay granted
  1. :  to consent to carry out for a person :  allow fulfillment of

    :  to permit as a right, privilege, or favor

    :  to bestow or transfer formally

  1. :  the act of granting

    :  something granted

    :  a gift (as of land or money) for a particular purpose

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