take the time


: to make an effort (to do something) : to attempt
They never took the time to get to know her.

Examples of take the time in a Sentence

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“Take the time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20time. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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