One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Accept the validity of someone's idea or argument.
- ‘We take his point that it is a partnership with private enterprise that has been suggested, but this does not alter this paper's view that the council should be responsible for the efficient management of its own buildings.’
- ‘I take your point that this is not a definition of art, but it's a working definition of art.’
- ‘I do take his point about the need for openness - this Government accepts that.’
- ‘I take your point about their relative ease in front of the camera, but then these are people who like, and are used to, living their lives and washing their dirty linen in public.’
- ‘I take your point that neither is mutually exclusive, but recognising that neither is mandatory on a particular police service, in that context, should we not just go for best practice, if it is not mandatory in any event?’
- ‘I take your point entirely, and I agree with you about what the process of inspection is about and the rectification of any sort of deficiency in the process is admirable.’
- ‘But I'm not sure that I take your point about the equivalence of Japanese and English syllables in scansion.’
- ‘Everybody expected Davis to take his point but the youngster had other ideas and blasted to the net to leave the Rags victorious.’
- ‘I entirely agree with his last two sentences, and I take his point, but I disagree with the rest.’
- ‘I take your point, I was going with what I observed rather than something I'd read.’
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