The English phrasal verb TAKE FOR has the following meaning:
1. Take for = to consider; to regard
(transitive) When you regard someone or something in a certain way, either correctly or mistakenly. You suppose that someone is a certain way, though usually wrongly.
- Don’t take silence for anger.
- My mother looks young; people often take her for my sister.
- Do you take me for a fool?
- Sorry, I took you for someone else.
Idiom – Take for granted
(transitive) To take for granted means to give little attention to or to underestimate the value of something or someone. The person fails to appreciate something/someone, especially as a result of overfamiliarity.
- He doesn’t appreciate how lucky he is to have his job. He just takes it for granted.
- It was only when she left that he realized that he had taken her for granted.
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