Associations to the word «Assume»

Wiktionary

ASSUME, verb. To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof.
ASSUME, verb. To take on a position, duty or form.
ASSUME, verb. To take on in appearance; to adopt (a feigned attribute, etc.).
ASSUME, verb. To receive or adopt.
ASSUME, verb. To adopt an idea or cause.
ASSUME THE MANTLE, verb. (idiomatic) (with "of") To take on a specific role or position, along with any associated responsibilites.
ASSUME THE POSITION, verb. Often used other than as an idiom: see to assume a given position.
ASSUME THE POSITION, verb. (idiomatic) (US) (law enforcement) To turn away, with your hands in a visible and unmovable position so that you can be searched

Dictionary definition

ASSUME, verb. Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late".
ASSUME, verb. Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?".
ASSUME, 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".
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, 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, 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".
ASSUME, verb. Make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep".
ASSUME, verb. Take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven".
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".

Wise words

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