take for

verb
took for; taken for; taking for; takes for

Definition of take for

transitive verb

: to suppose (someone) to be (a particular kind of person) : to perceive (someone) as (something) What do you take me for? "I think I do understand. I'm not such a dull fellow as you take me for."— Lucy Maud Montgomery … a usually commonsensical fellow who was anything but the … clod some people took him for.— Robert Sherrill Please do not take me for a wimp—one of those pallid, selfless creatures who shuns disagreements entirely.— Maggie Scarf

First Known Use of take for

1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Take for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20for. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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