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take into account

This page is about the idiom take into account


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

a. enough money for your expenses

b. what the weather will be like

c. your passport and your valuables

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey