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  1. [verb] take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
    Synonyms: presume, take for granted

  2. [verb] take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
    Synonyms: adopt, take on, take over

  3. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: acquire, adopt, take on, take

  4. [verb] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
    Synonyms: bear, take over, accept

  5. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: take, strike, take up

  6. [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"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
    Synonyms: usurp, seize, take over, arrogate

  7. [verb] make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
    Synonyms: simulate, sham, feign

  8. [verb] Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"

  9. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: wear, put on, get into, don


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