What is another word for take time?

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To require a comparatively long period of time to do or achieve something
“Even if the subscriptions cover the costs, it will take time to build the necessary cash reserves to pay for production.”
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To volunteer to spend one's time (for a purpose or beneficiary)
“I called her on the phone and no matter how late, she would always take time to talk to me about my problems.”
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To take more time to do something than is considered acceptable
“So he would just take his time and make the change at the last minute, while the final call was being given.”
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To go about something slowly and carefully or at one's own pace
“A lot can be decided in those first few moments, so it's best to take one's time.”
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