take_to_be
1. [ verb ] attribute to a source or cause
Synonyms: regard_as think_of attribute look_upon assign impute ascribe repute look_on esteem
Examples:

"We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"

Related terms: think judge blame credit accredit internalize project reattribute sensualize personify anthropomorphize repute reputation
2. [ verb ] look on as or consider
Synonyms: regard_as think_of look_upon repute look_on esteem
Examples:

: "she looked on this affair as a joke" "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"

Related terms: think
Similar spelling:   take_a_dive
  take_the_veil