Definition of take (or bear) the consequences in US English:

take (or bear) the consequences

phrase

  • Accept responsibility for the negative results of one's action.

    • ‘If you accept the fact that it is illegal then you have to accept the risk and be prepared to take the consequences.’
    • ‘If they break the law by making nuisances of themselves - let them learn by taking the consequences.’
    • ‘Both groups know they have the freedom to say whatever they want; both groups also understand that they have to take the consequences.’
    • ‘Those who want to replace peace with confrontation will also take the responsibility and bear the consequences.’
    • ‘I want him to face up to his responsibilities and take the consequences of his actions.’
    • ‘Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions.’
    • ‘If they choose to attack someone of particular sensitivity or vulnerability, they must generally speaking be ready to take the consequences.’
    • ‘He has done wrong and will have to take the consequences, but it has gone beyond hunting now, it's about civil liberties.’
    • ‘And he was leaving his job anyway and would not bear the consequences.’
    • ‘Having made the choice for her, the parents should bear the consequences.’