Take for granted

What does take for granted mean?

The expression to lớn take for granted means "to accept without question or objection," và often implies a laông xã of appreciation or gratitude. (E.g., "Many of us may take for granted the fact that we have sầu access to clean drinking water.")

When it come lớn people, to take someone for granted means lớn take advantage of, show no appreciation for, or undervalue them.

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We didn’t just take for granted what the expression take it for granted means—we did our retìm kiếm.

Beginning in the 1300s, the verb grant came lớn mean “lớn admit khổng lồ be true,” or “khổng lồ acknowledge.” This meaning still exists; think of when someone says I grant you that, meaning, “You’re right on that point.”

In the 1600s, the expression to take for granted arose to mean “khổng lồ consider true without requiring proof.” The phrase appeared early on in religious texts.

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As early as the 1620s, take for granted had taken on a negative connotation, implying that someone was assuming something without or not in evidence.

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By the 1800s, the expression take for granted began lớn take on the sense of assuming that someone or something would exhibit certain qualities without express instructions. An example comes from an essay from an 1880 issue of Fraser’s Magazine: “That she would acquire a thorough knowledge of the best art of cookery, I take for granted.”

The phrase’s past-participle form, taken for granted, became more widespread in the 19th century. At the time, it was ideas or things that were taken for granted.

By the 20th century, people were being taken for granted in the sense that they were assumed to lớn have certain qualities or would vì certain things for people (without thanks).

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Around the same time, the expression taken for granted came khổng lồ refer to lớn someone who was taken advantage of or whose value was under-appreciated.

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