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.
Origin of grant
SYNONYMS FOR grant
British Dictionary definitions for take for granted (1 of 2)
- to accept or assume without questionone takes certain amenities for granted
- to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
Derived Formsgrantable, adjectivegranter, noun
Word Origin for grant
British Dictionary definitions for take for granted (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with take for granted
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.