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English definition of “take sth at face value”

take sth at face value

C1 to accept something for what it appears to be rather than studying it more closely : I took the offer at face value . I didn't think they might be trying to trick me.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
(Definition of take sth at face value from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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