take for granted
Verb

take for granted

  1. (transitive, of a thing) To assume something to be true without verification or proof.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic, especially of a person) To give little attention to or to underestimate the value of; to fail to appreciate, especially something one has grown heavily accustomed to.
    • These great First Truths, these good and gracious Tidings, these holy and humanizing Spells, in the preconformity to which our very humanity may be said to consist, are so infused, that it were but a tame and inadequate expression to say, we all take them for granted.
    • 1946, "[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,852981,00.html Posthumous Portrait]," Time, 25 Nov.,
      He had fiercely championed loveless ladies entering frustrated middle age, the married woman whose husband took her for granted and seldom into his arms.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: prendre pour acquis
  • German: für selbstverständlich halten
  • Italian: dare per scontato
  • Russian: принима́ть без доказательств
  • Spanish: dar por supuesto, dar por sentado, dar por hecho
Translations
  • French: prendre pour acquis
  • German: für selbstverständlich halten
  • Italian: dare per scontato
  • Russian: счита́ть само́ собо́й разуме́ющимся
  • Spanish: dar por descontado, menospreciar



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