phonetic symbol: / əsúm / 

assume - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ put clothing on one's body
・The queen assumed the stately robes
don , get into , put on , wear

[ verb ]
■ take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
・She assumed strange manners
・The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
acquire , adopt , take , take on

[ verb ]
■ take to be the case or to be true
■ accept without verification or proof
・I assume his train was late
presume , take for granted

[ verb ]
■ take up someone's soul into heaven
・This is the day when May was assumed into heaven

[ verb ]
■ make a pretence of
・She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
feign , sham , simulate

[ verb ]
■ occupy or take on
・He assumes the lotus position
strike , take , take up

[ verb ]
■ 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
arrogate , seize , take over , usurp

[ verb ]
■ take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
accept , bear , take over

[ verb ]
■ take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
・When will the new President assume office?
adopt , take on , take over

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