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Meaning of word assume from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

assume (verb)

Meaning : Take to be the case or to be true. Accept without verification or proof.

Example : I assume his train was late.

Synonyms : presume, take for granted

Meaning : Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.

Example : When will the new President assume office?.

Synonyms : adopt, take on, take over

Meaning : Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : acquire, adopt, take, take on

Meaning : Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.

Example : I'll accept the charges.
She agreed to bear the responsibility.

Synonyms : accept, bear, take over

Meaning : Occupy or take on.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : strike, take, take up

Meaning : Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force. Take as one's right or possession.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : arrogate, seize, take over, usurp

Meaning : Make a pretence of.

Example : She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger.
He feigned sleep.

Synonyms : feign, sham, simulate

Meaning : Take up someone's soul into heaven.

Example : This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven.

Meaning : Put clothing on one's body.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : don, get into, put on, wear