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assume (>Vietnamese)

v

1: take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late" [syn: presume, take for granted]

2: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?" [syn: adopt, take on, take over]

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" [syn: acquire, adopt, take on, take]

4: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility" [syn: bear, take over, accept]

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" [syn: take, strike, take up]

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" [syn: usurp, seize, take over, arrogate]

7: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [syn: simulate, sham, feign]

8: Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"

9: 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" [syn: wear, put on, get into, don]

Adjacent words: assorted | assortment | Assouan | assuage | assuagement | Assuan | assuasive | assume | assumed | assumed name | assuming | assumption | Assumption of Mary | assumptive | Assur | assurance

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