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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 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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References in classic literature ?
By thinking of the procession, she was able to see it as if she had taken part in it.
He has evidently taken part of his ideas concerning it from the representations of others, who have somewhat exaggerated its features.
F-35 fighters will also join the drills, which will include the largest number of 5th generation fighters ever to have taken part, according to a South Korea-based U.
HALF of all peers have taken part in fewer than 10 debates in a year, according to new figures.
Government figures show that 8,227 young people from the West Midlands have taken part in the scheme in the past four years.
This is the first time we've taken part in the record attempt and will definitely be joining in again next year if the charity attempts a new record.
Employees from Sainsbury's stores across the region, including those at Stockton's Whitehouse Farm, have taken part in the Big Ride.
Since 2010 roughly 25,000 people have taken part in Shine events to raise Au6 million towards beating all 200 types of cancer.
It is worth mentioning that the Higher College of Technology had taken part in celebrating the Encryption Project and the e-Exam Project whilst Nizwa College of Technology had taken part in the Users Password Protection Project and Ibri College of Technology had taken part in the Communication Simulating Project between Internal Networks by using the broad-range network to activate database.
The MC Ware team, none of whom have ever taken part in a bungee jump before, raised over pounds 600 for the Middlesbrough-based hospice.
My granddaughter, Amelia Foster, has taken part for a number of years and she thoroughly enjoys it.
4 million women have taken part raising pounds 70m This year Race for Life has so far attracted 513,085 entrants, almost 100,000 more than its target.
Reading 'rocks,' according to pupils who have taken part in an event to get them to stick their noses into books.
During the last ten years over 20,000 highschool students have taken part in an initiative aimed at bridging Fiji's divisions and building a better country.
This was the first time that residing bishops have taken part.