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assume

 
Verb assume has 9 senses
  1. assume, presume, take for granted - take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
    --1 is one way to expect, anticipate
    Derived forms: noun assumption1, noun assumption2, noun assumption7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. assume, adopt, take on, take over - take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
    --2 is one way to take office
    Derived form: noun assumption3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take - take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "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"
    --3 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  4. bear, take over, accept, assume - take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
    --4 is one way to take
    Derived form: noun assumption3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. assume, take, strike, take up - occupy or take on; "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"
    --5 is one way to move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate - 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 usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
    --6 is one way to take
    Derived form: noun assumption3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. simulate, assume, sham, feign - make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
    --7 is one way to dissemble, pretend, act
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. assume - Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
    --8 is one way to
    receive, take in, invite
    Derived form: noun Assumption6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  9. wear, put on, get into, don, assume - put clothing on one's body; "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"
    --9 is one way to dress, get dressed
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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