take steps to (do something)

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take steps to (do something)

To do what is necessary to prepare for or begin doing something. We're currently taking steps to secure funding for the project before we announce it to the public. Following public outcry, the company has taken steps to rectify the discriminatory hiring practices.
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take steps (to prevent something)

Fig. to do what is necessary to prevent something. I took steps to prevent John from learning what we were talking about. I have to keep John from knowing what I've been doing. I can prevent it if I take steps.
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take steps

Begin a course of action, as in The town is taking steps to provide better street lights, or They took steps to keep their plans secret. [Early 1600s]
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take steps

adopt a particular course of action in order to bring about a particular result.
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take steps to do something

take the necessary action to achieve or get something: The government is taking steps to control the rising crime rate.
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The notice said Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Proctor Dr AKM Golam Rabbani and Treasurer Dr Kamal Uddin will be sued in a contempt of court case if they do not take steps to hold an election following HC directives within next seven days.
We need to take steps to give positive signals," he added.
He said the government should take steps to ensure the release of Indian prisoners who had already served their sentences in Pakistani jails.
Your access to one another will depend in part on the legal status of gay couples in the country you're visiting, but you can take steps to ensure that your insurance company will be your ally.
I would find out why a customer knew about a problem before I did, and then I would immediately take steps to make sure that the problem never happened again."
The adviser proposed that the government should take steps to ensure the continuity of such cases, which could not be followed by defending parties due to financial constraints, so as to hand exemplary punishment to the accused and ensure justice to poor victims.