take (one's) word

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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
References in classic literature ?
I took their word for all that they averred, and I became their disciple.
The latter name is a personified form of the Latin plural noun furiae, meaning "frenzy," a derivative of furere, meaning "to rage." Thus the Romans took their word for anger and applied it to the dreaded deities.
He said: 'Everybody seems to have took their word that I was the master bomber and now I'm an IRA man.
Given the four answers - Jenny, Sow, Queen and Doe - 56 per cent of the audience went for Jenny, and Patrick took their word for it.
Gregory said: "Julian and his agent arranged everything and we took their word for it that he was eligible to play for St.