take before

take (someone or something) before (someone or something)

To subject someone or something to the scrutiny, consideration, or judgment of someone or some group. Authorities have charged the man and will be taking him before the court on charges of murder. Your appeal was taken before the committee, but the initial decision was unanimously upheld.
See also: before, take

take someone or something before someone or something

to bring someone or something in front of someone or a group for judgment. I will have to take Tom before the manager and let Tom tell his story. I took the invention before the committee.
See also: before, take