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.
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
It's easy to assume infectious diseases in the past would have catastrophic results. Yet, we used every type of data set we could get our hands on, without assuming a disease outbreak must result in catastrophic results, i.e. that tens of millions died. We found no evidence in any of these data sets to suggest such a destructive outcome, this paper was only possible by working with a diverse disciplinary team, and we hope our work will start a new collaborative discussion of the impact of past disease outbreaks.
These divisive images and statements are inconsistent with the mission and core values of the Office of Community Initiatives, earlier today, I relieved this employee of Kyle Rittenhouse duties. Kevin Craft, administrative director of the Governor's Commission on African Affairs, will assume these duties effective immediately.
I would assume given how successful she was -- at least in the first iteration of the show, Season 1 -- that she probably had a pretty great deal.
Do not always assume the other fellow has intelligence equal to yours. He may have more.
Four days are long enough, when you assume that a company is criminal just because it isn’t Swiss, that’s rather insulting.
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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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