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English definition of “take sth into account”

take sth into account

(also take account of sth)
B2 to consider or remember something when judging a situation: I hope my teacher will take into account the fact that I was ill just before the exams when she marks my paper. A good architect takes into account the building's surroundings. The UK's tax system takes no account of children. I think you have to take into account that he's a good deal younger than the rest of us.
(Definition of take sth into account from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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