take for

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take for (third-person singular simple present takes for, present participle taking for, simple past took for, past participle taken for)

  1. To regard as.
    Does he take me for a fool?
  2. To consider mistakenly.
    Sorry, I took you for someone else.
  3. (colloquial) To defraud; to rip off.
    Pinkett angry that George betrayed trust, took him for $100K.

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