take stock in


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take stock in (something)

To pay attention to something; to have or invest faith or belief in something; to accept something. Often used in the negative to mean the opposite. I wouldn't take stock in John's promises if I were you because, more often than not, he'll end up letting you down. If we expect our managers to perform well, we need to start taking stock in their abilities.
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take stock in

Trust, believe, attach importance to, as in He exaggerates so much that I don't take stock in anything he says. This term uses stock in the sense of "capital." [Second half of 1800s]
See also: stock, take

take stock in

To trust, believe in, or attach importance to.
See also: stock, take