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 assume assume

verb

  • () take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof  ( take for granted, presume, assume )
    take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
     I assume his train was late
    I assume his train was late
  • () take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect  ( adopt, acquire, take on, assume, take )
    take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
     His voice took on a sad tone
    His voice took on a sad tone
     The story took a new turn
    The story took a new turn
     he adopted an air of superiority
    he adopted an air of superiority
     She assumed strange manners
    She assumed strange manners
     The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
    The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
  • () take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities  ( adopt, take on, take over, assume )
    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
     When will the new President assume office?
    When will the new President assume office?
  • () take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person  ( bear, take over, assume, accept )
    take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
     I'll accept the charges
    I'll accept the charges
     She agreed to bear the responsibility
    She agreed to bear the responsibility
  • () occupy or take on  ( strike, take up, assume, take )
    occupy or take on
     He assumes the lotus position
    He assumes the lotus position
     She took her seat on the stage
    She took her seat on the stage
     We took our seats in the orchestra
    We took our seats in the orchestra
     She took up her position behind the tree
    She took up her position behind the tree
     strike a pose
    strike a pose
  • put clothing on one's body  ( assume, wear, get into, don, put on )
    put clothing on one's body
     What should I wear today?
    What should I wear today?
     He put on his best suit for the wedding
    He put on his best suit for the wedding
     The princess donned a long blue dress
    The princess donned a long blue dress
     The queen assumed the stately robes
    The queen assumed the stately robes
     He got into his jeans
    He got into his jeans
  • take up someone's soul into heaven  ( assume )
    take up someone's soul into heaven
     This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven
    This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven
  • make a pretence of  ( assume, feign, sham, simulate )
    make a pretence of
     She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
    She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
     he feigned sleep
    he feigned sleep
  • seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession  ( arrogate, assume, seize, usurp, take over )
    seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
     He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town
    He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town
     he usurped my rights
    he usurped my rights
     She seized control of the throne after her husband died
    She seized control of the throne after her husband died