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assumed, past participle; assumes, 3rd person singular present; assuming, present participle; assumed, past tense;
  1. Suppose to be the case, without proof
    • - you're afraid of what people are going to assume about me
    • - it is reasonable to assume that such changes have significant social effects
    • - they were assumed to be foreign
  2. Take or begin to have (power or responsibility)
    • - he assumed full responsibility for all organizational work
  3. Seize (power or control)
    • - the rebels assumed control of the capital
  4. Take on (a specified quality, appearance, or extent)
    • - militant activity had assumed epidemic proportions
  5. Adopt falsely
    • - Oliver assumed an expression of penitence

  1. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
  2. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
  3. 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"
  4. bear: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. simulate: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
  8. take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
  9. wear: 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"
  10. (assumed) adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
  11. (assuming) assumptive: excessively forward; "an assumptive person"; "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"; "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"
  12. To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof; To take on a position or duty; To adopt an idea or cause
  13. (assumed) Buying a property and taking over or assuming the responsibility for the existing mortgage.
  14. (assumes) though this is seldom pointed out, that dH is chosen to be the counting measure on I.
  15. An agreement to continue performing duties under a contract or lease.
  16. To accept the risk of potential loss from another insurer.
  17. To take over the obligation of another, for example, to assume a note and deed of trust.
  18. v.  accept as true before there is proof
  19. to adopt, undertake, or take over the duties and responsibilities of a position or office; as to "assume command" ... in a slightly different sense, to seize or usurp. ...
  20. To pretend to have or be. To be arrogant or pretentious.
  21. to think something is true without actual proof
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  23. To promise or undertake. In insurance, to agree to insure a risk is to “assume” it.
  24. To accept risk from a ceding company.
  25. to levy a tax on church property