accept/take (something) on faith

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Definition of accept/take (something) on faith

: to accept (something) as true without proof or evidence that it is true
  • I'm not willing to take her statements on faith.
  • I'll accept it on faith that he knows the truth.

Word by Word Definitions

accept play
  1. : to receive (something offered) willingly

  2. : to be able or designed to take or hold (something applied or added)

  3. : to give admittance or approval to

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

faith play
  1. : allegiance to duty or a person : loyalty

  2. : fidelity to one's promises

  3. : sincerity of intentions

  1. : believe, trust


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