assume, presume, take for granted(verb)
take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
"I assume his train was late"
assume, adopt, take on, take over(verb)
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
"When will the new President assume office?"
assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take(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"
bear, take over, accept, assume(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"
assume, take, strike, take up(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"
assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate(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"
simulate, assume, sham, feign(verb)
make a pretence of
"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
take up someone's soul into heaven
"This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
wear, put on, get into, don, assume(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"
To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof.
We assume that, as her parents were dentists, she knows quite a bit about dentistry.
To take on a position or duty.
Mr. Jones will assume the position of a lifeguard until a proper replacement is found.
To adopt an idea or cause.
Origin: From assumo, from ad- + sumo.
to take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly
to take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively
to pretend to possess; to take in appearance
to receive or adopt
to be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due
to undertake, as by a promise
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
as-sūm′, v.t. to adopt, take in: to take up, to take upon one's self: to take for granted: to arrogate: to pretend to possess.—v.i. to claim unduly: to be arrogant.—adjs. Assum′able, Assump′tive, that may be assumed.—adv. Assum′ably, presumably.—adj. Assumed′, appropriated, usurped: pretended: taken as the basis of argument.—advs. Assum′edly, Assum′ingly.—adj. Assum′ing, haughty: arrogant. [L. assumĕre—ad, to, sumĕre, sumptum, to take.]
For a person to use official data, evidence, facts, research or statistics that are accurate, correct and verifiable to demonstrate the proof or truth of a possibility.
The business development manager decided to assume the possibility of the number of people that would use the service by using data, evidence, facts, research and statistics to show the possible number of people to use the service and pilot it for a number of weeks.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'assume' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2597
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'assume' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2008
Rank popularity for the word 'assume' in Verbs Frequency: #205
The numerical value of assume in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of assume in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
The devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape.
Never assume, for it makes an ASS out of U and ME.
We now assume that sanctions will remain in place throughout the whole of 2015.
I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
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Translations for assume
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- يفترض, افترض, افترArabic
- допускам, поемам, заемам, приемамBulgarian
- zaujmout, nabrat, předpokládat, domnívat seCzech
- formode, antageDanish
- annehmen, aufnehmen, einnehmenGerman
- supozi, akceptiEsperanto
- asumir, dar por sentado, suponerSpanish
- فرض کردن, حدس زدنPersian
- présupposer, présumer, assumer, adopter, supposer, prendreFrench
- presupporre, ritenereItalian
- 引き受ける, 負う, 仮定するJapanese
- innemen, aannemen, veronderstellenDutch
- assumir, presumir, supor, pressuporPortuguese
- presupune, prepuneRomanian
- занять, занимать, предполагать, предположить, принять, принимать, допускать, допуститьRussian
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