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take (one's) part

To support or part with someone in an argument. You always take your wife's part, even if you don't agree with her! Thank you for taking my part at the meeting. I was starting to feel like I was on my own in there.
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take part

1. To share or participate in something. Often followed by "in (something)." They wouldn't let me take part in their game. I heard it was a great discussion. Did you take part?
2. To support or side with someone in an argument. In this usage, a name, noun, or pronoun is typically used between "take" and "part." You always take your wife's part, even if you don't agree with her! Thank you for taking my part at the meeting. I was starting to feel like I was on my own in there.
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take someone's part

Fig. to take a side in an argument; to support someone in an argument. My sister took my mother's part in the family argument. You are always taking the part of the underdog!
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take part (in something)

to participate in something. Bill refused to take part in the game. Everyone is asked to take part in the celebration.
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take part

Play a role in, share in, participate, as in Will you be taking part in the wedding? or He did not take part in the discussion. [Late 1300s] Also see take one's part.
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take ˈpart (in something)

be one of a group of people doing something together; participate in something: He’s taking part in a golf competition this weekend.She never takes part in any community activities.
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take (someone's) part

To side with in a disagreement; support.
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take part

To join in; participate: She took part in the celebration.
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Thus, most people who agree to take part in studies of mental illness hope the research will produce knowledge about the disease itself -- for example, the role of genetics in illness -- or about treatments that will benefit them directly.
There were basic races and more complex races including hurdles and high steppers for the students to take part in.
We are hoping to beat all of these records this year and want to encourage as many people as possible to take part and raise money for what is a very worthwhile cause.
Children, teachers, parents and members of the community descended on Churchill Community College in Wallsend to take part in the national Let's Get Cooking BIG Cookathon last week.
We've people who have come to take part in the event from across the UK, including some from Oberhausen in Germany who are taking part in the run during a weekend holiday.
He had to complete a personal challenge, which was to gain a karate belt and take part in karate competitions.
We feel that it is really important that our children and young people are fully integrated into society and what better way then to take part in something like this?
Many of the women and girls displayed the name of the person who had inspired them to take part.