take account of

idiomatic phrase
variants: or take into account

Definition of take account of

: to give attention or consideration to (something) a plan that failed to take account of possible weather delays = a plan that failed to take possible weather delays into account She took account of everything he did and said, pondering it, and trying to make out exactly what he meant, to the inflection of a syllable, the slightest movement or gesture.— William Dean Howells … he developed a mathematical model for projecting production of mineral resources, taking account of expected demand and the amount thought to be still in the ground.— Richard A. Kerr Atmospheric general circulation models … simulate atmospheric processes in three dimensions, explicitly taking into account dynamical processes.— Raymond S. Bradley

First Known Use of take account of

1549, in the meaning defined above

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“Take account of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20account%20of. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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