- 1. assume, presume, take for granted, expect, anticipate
- usage: take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
- 2. assume, adopt, take on, take over, take office
- usage: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
- 3. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take, change
- usage: 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"
- 4. bear, take over, accept, assume, take
- usage: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
- 5. assume, take, strike, take up, move
- usage: 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"
- 6. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate, take
- usage: 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"
- 7. simulate, assume, sham, feign, dissemble, pretend, act
- usage: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
- 8. assume, receive, take in, invite
- usage: take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
- 9. wear, put on, get into, don, assume, dress, get dressed
- usage: 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"
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- 1. assumptive, assuming, presumptuous, forward (vs. backward)
- usage: excessively forward; "an assumptive person"; "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"; "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"
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