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    assume

    assume - Dictionary definition and meaning for word assume

    Definition
    (verb) take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    Synonyms : presume , take for granted
    Example Sentence
    • I assume his train was late
    Definition
    (verb) take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    Synonyms : adopt , take on , take over
    Example Sentence
    • When will the new President assume office?
    Definition
    (verb) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    Synonyms : acquire , adopt , take , take on
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    Synonyms : accept , bear , take over
    Example Sentence
    • I'll accept the charges
    • She agreed to bear the responsibility
    Definition
    (verb) occupy or take on
    Synonyms : strike , take , take up
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    Synonyms : arrogate , seize , take over , usurp
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) make a pretence of
    Synonyms : feign , sham , simulate
    Example Sentence
    • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
    • he feigned sleep
    Definition
    (verb) take up someone's soul into heaven
    Example Sentence
    • This is the day when May was assumed into heaven
    Definition
    (verb) put clothing on one's body
    Synonyms : don , get into , put on , wear
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for assume

if you assume you make an ASS out of U and ME

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