Definition of Assume in English :
Define Assume in English
Assume meaning in English
Meaning of Assume in English
Pronunciation of Assume in English
Assume pronunciation in English
Pronounce Assume in Englishsee synonyms of assume
take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
Example Sentences:'I assume his train was late'
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
Example Sentences:'When will the new President assume office?'
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
Example Sentences:'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'
take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
Example Sentences:'I'll accept the charges''She agreed to bear the responsibility'
occupy or take on
Example Sentences:'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'
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
Example Sentences:'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'
make a pretence of
Example Sentences:'She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger''he feigned sleep'
take up someone's soul into heaven
Example Sentences:'This is the day when May was assumed into heaven'
put clothing on one's body
Example Sentences:'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'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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