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Definition 1: put clothing on one's body - [verb of body]

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for assume in the sense of this definition

(assume is a kind of ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

(... is a kind of assume ) put on or wear a hat

"He was unsuitably hatted"

(... is a kind of assume ) put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice

"Try on this sweater to see how it looks"

(... is a kind of assume ) wrap in or adorn with a scarf

(... is a kind of assume ) put on with ease or speed

"slip into something more comfortable after work" "slip on one's shoes"

Definition 2: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect - [verb of change]

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for assume in the sense of this definition

(assume is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of assume ) take on again, as after a time lapse

"He re-assumed his old behavior"

Definition 3: take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof - [verb of cognition]

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I assume his train was late

Synonyms for assume in the sense of this definition

(assume is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

(... is a kind of assume ) take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

"I presuppose that you have done your work"

Definition 4: take up someone's soul into heaven - [verb of contact]

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven

(assume is a kind of ...) express willingness to have in one's home or environs

"The community warmly received the refugees"

(assume belongs to category ...) a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

Definition 5: make a pretence of - [verb of creation]

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
  • he feigned sleep

Synonyms for assume in the sense of this definition

(assume is a kind of ...) behave unnaturally or affectedly

"She's just acting"

(... is a kind of assume ) pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity

"Let's play like I am mommy" "Play cowboy and Indians"

(... is a kind of assume ) deceive by a mock action

"The midfielder feinted to shoot"

Definition 6: occupy or take on - [verb of motion]

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for assume in the sense of this definition

(assume is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(assume has a similar meaning as ...) assume, as of positions or roles

"She took the job as director of development" "he occupies the position of manager" "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"

Definition 7: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession - [verb of possession]

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for assume in the sense of this definition

(assume is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of assume ) take (territory) as if by conquest

"Hitler annexed Lithuania"

(... is a kind of assume ) take possession of by force, as after an invasion

"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants" "The army seized the town" "The militia captured the castle"

(... is a kind of assume ) occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance

"the army preoccupied the hills"

(... is a kind of assume ) seize control of

"they hijacked the judicial process"

(... is a kind of assume ) take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock

"T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

Definition 8: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person - [verb of possession]

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll accept the charges
  • She agreed to bear the responsibility

Synonyms for assume in the sense of this definition

(assume is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of assume ) accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions

Samples where assume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When will the new President assume office?

Synonyms for assume in the sense of this definition

(assume is a kind of ...) assume an office, duty, or title

"When will the new President take office?"

(... is a kind of assume ) assume anew

"resume a title" "resume an office" "resume one's duties"

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