Definitions for assume
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word assume.
assume, presume, take for grantedverb
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 oververb
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
"When will the new President assume office?"
assume, acquire, adopt, take on, takeverb
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, assumeverb
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 upverb
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, arrogateverb
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, feignverb
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, assumeverb
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.
Etymology: From assumo, from ad- + sumo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: assumo, Lat.
This when the various God had urg’d in vain,
He strait assum’d his native form again. Alexander Pope.
With ravish’d ears,
The monarch hears,
Assumes the God,
Affects to nod,
And seems to shake the spheres. John Dryden, St. Cæcilia.
This makes him over-forward in business, assuming in conversation, and peremptory in answers. Jeremy Collier, of Confidence.
In every hypothesis, something is allowed to be assumed. Boyle.
His majesty might well assume the complaint and expression of king David. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
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.]
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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
The hotel will report to them if you leave your room, they assume you’re going to talk to other contestants.
The problem with Sturgeon's plan is that she appears to assume that if there's a referendum on Scottish independence before Brexit, then Scotland can remain a member of the European Union, this is a legal headache for Europe. Clearly the European Commission's position is that in cases of secession, the newly created state would have to apply from scratch.
I don't think it is a coincidence that he is coming to Iowa as opposed to, say, Arizona, where I assume they also have community colleges.
They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
We assume the market in two to three years will be weaker than today. We are extra cautious right now about factoring in today's price levels in projects we start today.
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Translations for assume
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- افترض, يفترض, افترArabic
- поемам, допускам, заемам, приемамBulgarian
- domnívat se, předpokládat, nabrat, zaujmoutCzech
- formode, antageDanish
- einnehmen, annehmen, aufnehmenGerman
- supozi, akceptiEsperanto
- suponer, dar por sentado, asumirSpanish
- حدس زدن, فرض کردنPersian
- adopter, présumer, assumer, supposer, prendre, présupposerFrench
- ritenere, presupporre, assumereItalian
- 負う, 仮定する, 引き受けるJapanese
- innemen, aannemen, veronderstellenDutch
- przyjąć, założyćPolish
- presumir, supor, pressupor, assumirPortuguese
- prepune, presupuneRomanian
- занять, предполагать, допускать, занимать, принимать, допустить, принять, предположитьRussian
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