Definitions

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  • v. be fully aware of; realize fully

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Examples

  • In a tomb at Elethya, a man is represented whose business it evidently was to take account of the number of bushels which another man, acting under him, measures ...

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • So the young girl so deft with the weeds yonder—wakened thoughts he had consciously, sensibly smothered for more years of celibacy than he had let himself take account of.

    2005

  • The ladies seized the opportunity to carry Fleda up and introduce her to her dressing-room, and take account of Lady Peterborough's commission, and ladies and ladies 'maids soon formed a busy committee of dress and decorations.

    Queechy

  • Now, it's true that this kind of bourgeois socialism, bourgeois social reformism and opportunist-socialism is consciousness in an embryonic form, but it completely fails to take account of the necessary and irreconcilable antagonism between the interests of the proletariat and the interests of reactionary obscurantism.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • And the assessment of the nuclear option should take account of advantages such as avoidance of CO2 emissions.

    International action to address climate change

  • The sexual theory of dreams has by some authorities been characterized as greatly over-emphasized, as failing to take account of other factors and interests of human personality.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Even if we add something to take account of the tax-avoiding black economy, that is a sorry economic performance indeed.

    Europe's Daily Soap Opera Keeps Rolling

  • At the expiration of another century, when all the civilized nations assemble to take account of their acheivements, what nation will be first in the sisterhood?

    Unwritten History

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