take (something) as given

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take (something) as given

:to regard or accept (something) as true or real
  • I think we can take their support as given.
  • I think we can take (it) as given that they will support us.

Word by Word Definitions

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

given play
  1. : prone, disposed

  2. : presented as a gift : bestowed without compensation

  3. : particular, specified

  1. : something given

  1. : in view of : considering


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