take for
phrasal to suppose to be; especially to suppose mistakenly to be

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take for — index deem Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take for — {v.} To suppose to be; mistake for. * /Do you take me for a fool?/ * /At first sight you would take him for a football player, not a poet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for — {v.} To suppose to be; mistake for. * /Do you take me for a fool?/ * /At first sight you would take him for a football player, not a poet./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for granted — index assume (suppose), guess, postulate, presume, presuppose, suspect (think), trust …   Law dictionary

  • take for oneself — index impropriate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take for public use — index condemn (seize) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take for granted — {v. phr.} 1. To suppose or understand to be true. * /Mr. Harper took for granted that the invitation included his wife./ * /A teacher cannot take it for granted that students always do their homework./ Compare: BEG THE QUESTION. 2. To accept or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for granted — {v. phr.} 1. To suppose or understand to be true. * /Mr. Harper took for granted that the invitation included his wife./ * /A teacher cannot take it for granted that students always do their homework./ Compare: BEG THE QUESTION. 2. To accept or… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for a ride — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To take out in a car intending to murder. * /The gang leader decided that the informer must be taken for a ride./ 2. To play a trick on; fool. * /The girls told Linda that a movie star was visiting the school, but she did… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take for a ride — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To take out in a car intending to murder. * /The gang leader decided that the informer must be taken for a ride./ 2. To play a trick on; fool. * /The girls told Linda that a movie star was visiting the school, but she did… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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