take (one's) word

(redirected from take somebody's word)

take (one's) word

To accept what one says without further verifying or investigating. You're right to be wary, but, in this case, I think we can take John's word. He has no reason to lie to us.
See also: take, word

take someone's word (for it)

believe what someone says or writes without checking for yourself.
See also: take, word
Full browser ?