Definition of take for granted in English:

take for granted

phrase

  • 1Fail to properly appreciate (someone or something), especially as a result of overfamiliarity.

    ‘the comforts that people take for granted’
    • ‘I know I took you for granted, expecting you always to be around when that's not possible.’
    • ‘The right to own land and other property is taken for granted in many countries.’
    • ‘Their wives have become spoiled, take their efforts for granted and have unrealistic expectations.’
    • ‘I have found that people in developing countries do not take their medical care for granted and really appreciate the care that we give to their children.’
    • ‘In reality, he's showing all the signs of taking our success for granted and assuming it will go on forever…’
    • ‘The problem with being an All-Star is that good performances are taken for granted and people expect more.’
    • ‘Everything ran smoothly for the next two months, but I guess I took things for granted.’
    • ‘You don't take things for granted, you accept what you have, and you're aware, well, you are only human in the end, no matter if you're rich or you're poor, everyone's the same.’
    • ‘We believe teachers have been taken for granted for too long.’
    • ‘The average citizen fails to appreciate civil liberties precisely because in this country they can be taken for granted.’
  • 2take something for grantedAssume that something is true without questioning it.

    ‘George had taken it for granted that they'd get married’
    • ‘To take these issues for granted, to simply accept knowledge structures as they are presented to you, is to avoid critical thinking.’
    • ‘Bean's profound understanding of the work can be taken for granted; his fiery brilliance is evident at the start of the finale.’
    • ‘They take the void for granted and don't expect the day when it will fill up with romance, or children, or whatever.’
    • ‘If it is taken for granted that material comfort is all that our elderly parents hope for, where then can we draw the line of demarcation between our attitudes toward pet animals and our parents, who begot, gave birth to and raised us?’
    • ‘The conclusions of the Qur'an are not taken for granted but verified through observation of the world.’
    assume, presume, suppose, take it, take as read, take it as given, presuppose, conjecture, surmise, conclude, come to the conclusion, deduce, infer, draw the inference, reckon, reason, guess, imagine, think, fancy, suspect, expect, accept, believe, be of the opinion, understand, be given to understand, gather, glean
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