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Word: assume

assume
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  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    Examples
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    Synonyms

    adopt, take on, take over

    Examples
    • When will the new President assume office?
  • verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    Synonyms

    acquire, adopt, take, take on

    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
  • verb take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    Synonyms

    accept, bear, take over

    Examples
    • I'll accept the charges
    • She agreed to bear the responsibility
  • verb occupy or take on
    Synonyms

    strike, take, take up

    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
  • verb seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; 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
  • verb make a pretence of
    Synonyms

    feign, sham, simulate

    Examples
    • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
    • he feigned sleep
  • verb take up someone's soul into heaven
    Examples
    • This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven
  • verb put clothing on one's body
    Synonyms

    don, get into, put on, wear

    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
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010