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TAKEN FOR GRANTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does taken for granted mean? 

TAKEN FOR GRANTED (adjective)
  The adjective TAKEN FOR GRANTED has 2 senses:

1. evident without proof or argument
2. accepted as real or true without proof

  Familiarity information: TAKEN FOR GRANTED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAKEN FOR GRANTED (adjective)


Sense 1taken for granted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Evident without proof or argument

Synonyms:

axiomatic; self-evident; taken for granted

Context examples:

an axiomatic truth / we hold these truths to be self-evident

Similar:

obvious (easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind)


Sense 2taken for granted [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accepted as real or true without proof

Synonyms:

assumed; assumptive; taken for granted

Context examples:

an assumed increase in population / the assumed reason for his absence / assumptive beliefs / his loyalty was taken for granted

Similar:

acknowledged (recognized or made known or admitted)


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