take the time

idiom

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, please take the time to sign the cards at the desk. Christina Coulter, Fox News, 16 July 2024 The environmental educator told CBS News that parents to take the time to listen to their kids' concerns, especially as many of the things coming at them can be scary or confusing. Mary Cunningham, CBS News, 4 July 2024 Once purchased, take the time to learn how to install the car seat tightly and properly. Heather Corley, Parents, 2 July 2024 The informed voter will take the time to develop the skills needed to navigate the world of media literacy. Charley Williams, Orlando Sentinel, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for take the time 

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“Take the time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20time. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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