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    Post For granted

    In his life he had taken certain things for granted, never challenging his belief in ultimate success, and bothering little about means and roads.
    What does the word "For granted" mean?

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    Re: For granted

    'To take (st) for granted' is an idiom, and it can have two meanings.

    1. To not appreciate something, and it usually has the flavor or usage of not appreciating something until you lost it or it was taken away from you, and now you miss it, as in "I always took those carefree days for granted." (has the tone that your days are busy and hectic now, and you never fully enjoyed or appreciated carefree days when you had them, probably talking about when you were younger.)

    2. To accept something as true without questioning it. This is much less used in AmE, to the point Americans probably always associate 'to take for granted' with the first meaning.


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    Re: For granted

    Welcome to the forum, bacasun.

    Your excellent thread title has found a number of Similar Threads (see below). The last two should help.

    Rover

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    Re: For granted

    take sth for granted
    to believe something to be the truth without even thinking about it

    I didn't realize that Melanie hadn't been to college - I suppose I just took it for granted.

    grant verb (ACCEPT) - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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