take for


verb

(tr, preposition) informal to consider or suppose to be, esp mistakenlythe fake coins were taken for genuine; who do you take me for?

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Idioms and Phrases with take for

take for

1

Regard as, as in Do you take me for a fool? [First half of 1400s]

2

Consider mistakenly, as in Don't take our silence for approval, or I think they took us for foreigners. [Second half of 1500s] Also see take for granted; what do you take me for.

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