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Definition of Assume

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surmise, suppose to be true (especially without proof); take on a position or duty; adopt an idea or cause
Assume Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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vindico (vindicatum)
Assume Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly.
(v. t.)
To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
(v. t.)
To receive or adopt.
(v. t.)
To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
(v. i.)
To undertake, as by a promise.
(v. i.)
To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\as*sume"\ (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. assumed (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. assuming.] [l. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub + emere to take, buy: cf. f. assumer. see redeem.]
1. to take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly. trembling they stand while jove assumes the throne. the god assumed his native form again.
2. to take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively. the consequences of assumed principles.
3. to pretend to possess; to take in appearance. ambition assuming the mask of religion. assume a virtue, if you have it not.
4. to receive or adopt. the sixth was a young knight of lesser renown and lower rank, assumed into that honorable company. w. scott.

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English Phonetics
WordNet 2.0

1. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
(synonym) presume, take for granted
(hypernym) expect, anticipate
(hyponym) presuppose, suppose
(derivation) premise, premiss, assumption
2. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
(synonym) adopt, take on, take over
(hypernym) take office
(hyponym) resume
(derivation) assumption, laying claim
3. 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"
(synonym) acquire, adopt, take on, take
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) re-assume
4. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
(synonym) bear, take over, accept
(hypernym) take
(hyponym) face the music, carry-the can
(derivation) assumption, laying claim
5. 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"
(synonym) take, strike, take up
(hypernym) move
(verb-group) fill, take
6. 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"
(synonym) usurp, seize, take over, arrogate
(hypernym) take
(hyponym) annex
(derivation) assumption, laying claim
7. make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
(synonym) simulate, sham, feign
(hypernym) dissemble, pretend, act
(hyponym) play
8. Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
(hypernym) receive, take in, invite
(derivation) Assumption
9. 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"
(synonym) wear, put on, get into, don
(hypernym) dress, get dressed
(hyponym) hat
Assume Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Assumption may refer to:
  • Assumption of Mary, a religious account of the taking up of Mary into heaven
  • Assumption of Moses, a Jewish apocryphal pseudepigraphical work of uncertain date and authorship

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Assume Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Both hands, held palms down in the '5' position, are at chest level. With a grasping upward movement, both close into 'S' positions before the face.