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assume

verb (v)

  • take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    I assume his train was late.
    source: wordnet30
  • take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities (verb.social)
    Synonym: adopt, take on, take over
    Example:
    When will the new President assume office?.
    source: wordnet30
  • take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect (verb.change)
    Synonym: acquire, adopt, take, take on
    Example:
    She assumed strange manners.
    The gods assume human or animal form in these fables.
    source: wordnet30
  • take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person (verb.possession)
    Synonym: accept, bear, take over
    source: wordnet30
  • occupy or take on (verb.motion)
    Synonym: strike, take, take up
    Example:
    He assumes the lotus position.
    source: wordnet30
  • seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession (verb.possession)
    Example:
    He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a pretence of (verb.creation)
    Synonym: feign, sham, simulate
    Example:
    She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger.
    source: wordnet30
  • take up someone's soul into heaven (verb.contact)
    Example:
    This is the day when May was assumed into heaven.
    source: wordnet30
  • put clothing on one's body (verb.body)
    Synonym: don, get into, put on, wear
    Example:
    The queen assumed the stately robes.
    source: wordnet30
  • To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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