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Definitions of assume:
  • verb:   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"
  • verb:   take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    Example: "When will the new President assume office?"
  • verb:   take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    Example: "She assumed strange manners"
  • verb:   take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    Example: "I assume his train was late"
  • verb:   Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven
    Example: "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
  • verb:   occupy or take on
    Example: "He assumes the lotus position"
  • verb:   make a pretence of
    Example: "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"
  • verb:   take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
  • verb:   put clothing on one's body
    Example: "The queen assumed the stately robes"

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