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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.
See also: part, take

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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Although most who take part in research hope to benefit themselves, they may also simply wish to help others, which is a reward in itself.
By making certain that all who take part are similar, random assignment helps a researcher to make better conclusions.
If you are considering whether to take part in a drug trial, the director of the study must tell you if the study will use a placebo control.
An important IRB responsibility is to review the informed consent materials that an investigator develops for those who take part in the study.
Well before a clinical study begins, the researcher has attempted to reduce any risk of physical discomfort or harm to you and others who take part. The effort likely began with preclinical, or basic, laboratory research that probably included animal studies, for example, to test the safety of a new drug.
A researcher must ask you to sign a written informed consent form in which you agree to take part in a certain study.
You may, at any time, reappraise your decision to take part in the project and withdraw your consent.
Lesley Clelland, headteacher of Moor Edge Community Primary School, said: "The children of Moor Edge were really proud to take part in this World Record Sign to Sing attempt for the second time, to show their support for all those for whom deafness is a part of their daily lives.
Nursery supervisor Carol Humble, who organised the event, said: "I have been overwhelmed by the generous support of the parents who had their children sponsored to take part in this event.