take the side of (someone)


: to agree with or support (one person or group) and not another
The government responded by taking the side of the consumer.

Examples of take the side of (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who would take the side of a child rapist over the victim does. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2023 If the police did show up at their home to investigate abuse, nothing would happen; the police were more likely to take the side of the men rather than the children. Sun Sentinel, 22 Sep. 2022 In some cases, official media has started to cautiously take the side of pet lovers. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 As the Department of Education was trying to coerce school districts into excluding trans athletes, Shrier was using her opinion column to take the side of the government in that fight. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 23 Nov. 2020 If the glue sits a little proud when finished, take the side of the hot glue gun and gently press down until the repair is flush. Joseph Albanese, Outdoor Life, 28 May 2020

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“Take the side of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20side%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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