take attendance

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take attendance

To review a list of people who are supposed to be in attendance and mark down who is actually present. Make sure you take attendance as soon as the bell rings, because it must be noted if a student is late.
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take attendance

to make a record of persons attending something. The teacher took attendance before starting the class. I will take attendance each day.
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take atˈtendance

(American English) check who is present and who is not present at a place and mark this information on a list of names: The teacher took attendance at the beginning of every class.
See also: attendance, take