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take into account

Meaning: If you take something or someone into account, you consider them when making a decision or making plans.

For example:

  • Don't forget to take the traffic into account when you decide what time to leave for the airport.

  • The judge said she'd take into account his health problems when she sentenced him for the crime.

Quick Quiz:

If you're planning a holiday, something you might want to take into account is
  1. enough money for your expenses
  2. what the weather will be like
  3. your passport and your valuables

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