verb (used with object)
- to accept without question or objection; assume: Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
- to use, accept, or treat in a careless or indifferent manner: A marriage can be headed for trouble if either spouse begins to take the other for granted.
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Related Words for take for grantedposit, presuppose, hypothesize, theorize, guess, assume, pretend, suppose, infer, surmise, deem, understand, expect, presume, think, hold, consider, conclude, regard, accept
- to accept or assume without questionone takes certain amenities for granted
- to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
Word Origin for grant
c.1200, "allowance, consent, permission," from Anglo-French graunter, from Old French granter, collateral variant of creanter "to promise, guarantee, confirm, authorize," from Latin credentem (nominative credens), present participle of credere "to believe, to trust" (see credo).
early 13c., "to allow, consent, permit," from Old French granter (see grant (n.)). Meaning "admit, acknowledge" is from c.1300; hence to take (something) for granted (1610s). Related: Granted; granting.
take for granted
Consider as true or real, anticipate correctly, as in I took it for granted that they'd offer to pay for their share but I was wrong. [c. 1600]
Underestimate the value of, become used to, as in The editors felt that the publisher was taking them for granted.