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1. assume [ v ] take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
Examples: "I assume his train was late"

Used in print:

(The New York Times,...)

But Mr._Buckley seems to have assumed he would be given the right to pick Mr._Gerosa 's successor .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans],...)

Assuming the weather is halfway decent that day , hundreds of thousands of persons will mass along this thoroughfare as President_John_F._Kennedy and retiring President_Dwight_D._Eisenhower leave Capitol_Hill following the oath-taking ceremonies and ride down this historic ceremonial route .

(The Miami Herald,...)

We had assumed that at_least this local legislative body had nothing to hide , and , therefore , had no objections to making the deliberations of its committees and the city commissions available to the public .

(The Providence Journal BR-B16. Chicago Daily Tribune...)

With our current $ 3 per hundred tax_rate , it is safe to assume that this will qualify when you suggest a community should `` try to develop a modest industrial plant '' as the best way to meet these problems .

(The New Republic, 145: 19...)

So , while we properly inveigh against the new poisoning , history is not likely to justify the pose of righteousness which some in the West were so quick to assume when Mr._Khrushchev made his cynical and irresponsible threat .

Synonyms assume presume take_for_granted Related Terms expect presuppose premise assumption presumption assumption

2. assume [ v ] take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Examples: "His voice took on a sad tone" "The story took a new turn" "he adopted an air of superiority" "She assumed strange manners" "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"

Used in print:

(Marian Nester, "New Methods of Parapsychology"...)

If communication with an entity on the `` other side '' is taking_place , this too may assume the form of clairvoyant symbolism .

(Richard B. Morris, "Seven Who Set Our Destiny"...)

Their writings assume more_than dramatic or patriotic interest because of their conviction that the struggle in_which they were involved was neither selfish nor parochial but , rather , as Washington in his last wartime circular reminded his fellow countrymen , that `` with our fate will the destiny of unborn millions be involved '' .

(Howard J. Parad, "Preventive casework: problems...)

The lack of awareness usually springs from deep but disguised anxiety , often assuming the superficial guise of `` not knowing '' or `` not caring '' .

(Anne McCaffrey, "The Ship Who Sang," 7th...)

She instinctively regulated her `` sight '' until the skin lost its cratered look and the pores assumed normal proportions .

(Thomas Anderson, Here Comes Pete Now....)

With distaste I saw him assume a pompous air .

Synonyms take assume take_on acquire adopt Related Terms change re-assume

3. assume [ v ] take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
Examples: "When will the new President assume office?"

Used in print:

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

Not_only do these quacks assume impressive titles , but represent themselves as being associated with various scientific or impressive foundations - foundations which often have little more than a letterhead existence .

Synonyms assume take_over take_on adopt Related Terms take_office resume assumption

4. assume [ v ] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
Examples: "I'll accept the charges" "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

Used in print:

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Our technical assistance to these countries should place special emphasis on inducing the central governments to assume the role of advisor and guide which at an earlier stage foreign experts assumed in dealing with the central governments .

Our technical assistance to these countries should place special emphasis on inducing the central governments to assume the role of advisor and guide which at an earlier stage foreign experts assumed in dealing with the central governments .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

Then why was he assuming the role - the gesture and the suffering ?

Synonyms accept assume take_over bear Related Terms take face_the_music assumption

5. assume [ v ] occupy or take on, as of a position or posture
Examples: "He assumes the lotus position" "She took her seat on the stage" We took our seats in the orchestra" "She took up her position behind the tree" "strike a pose"

Used in print:

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

The structure appears to be unique among ROOH compounds , but is the same as that assumed by **f .

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

His chelas were required to assume the matsyendra posture dressed in hand-woven diapers while he read aloud from Rig-Veda and an assistant guru examined their purses in another room - nothing was stolen ; the purpose was less immediate .

Synonyms take assume take_up strike Related Terms move fill

6. assume [ v ] make a pretense of
Examples: "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger" "he feigned sleep"

Synonyms assume sham feign simulate Related Terms dissemble play feint imposter pretense

7. assume [ v ] in Christianity: take up someone's soul into heaven
Examples: "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"

Synonyms assume Related Terms receive assumption

8. assume [ v ] take control of; take as one's right or possession
Examples: "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town" "he usurped my rights" "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

Synonyms take_over usurp arrogate assume Related Terms supplant take

9. assume [ v ] take after a conquest or invasion; as of land

Synonyms usurp capture conquer arrogate assume take_over seize Related Terms take appropriate preoccupy carry annex raid assumption confiscation usurper usurpation

10. assume [ v ] put clothing on one's body
Examples: "What should I wear today?" "He put on his best suit for the wedding" "The princess donned a long blue dress" "The queen assumed the stately robes" "He got into his jeans"

Synonyms put_on don get_into assume wear Related Terms dress hat try_on slip_on scarf clothing

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