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ASSUME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assume mean? 

ASSUME (verb)
  The verb ASSUME has 9 senses:

1. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
2. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
3. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
4. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
5. occupy or take on
6. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
7. make a pretence of
8. take up someone's soul into heaven
9. put clothing on one's body

  Familiarity information: ASSUME used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASSUME (verb)


Sense 1assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

assume; presume; take for granted

Context example:

I assume his train was late

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

anticipate; expect (regard something as probable or likely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assume"):

presuppose; suppose (take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

assume; take on; take over; adopt

Context example:

When will the new President assume office?

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

take office (assume an office, duty, or title)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assume"):

resume (assume anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

take on; acquire; assume; adopt; take

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assume"):

re-assume (take on again, as after a time lapse)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 4assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

take over; assume; bear; accept

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

take (take into one's possession)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assume"):

carry-the can; face the music (accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occupy or take on

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

assume; take up; strike; take

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

usurp; take over; arrogate; seize; assume

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

take (take by force)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assume"):

annex (take (territory) as if by conquest)

appropriate; capture; conquer; seize (take possession of by force, as after an invasion)

preoccupy (occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance)

hijack (seize control of)

raid (take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a pretence of

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

sham; feign; simulate; assume

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

act; dissemble; pretend (behave unnaturally or affectedly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assume"):

feint (deceive by a mock action)

play (pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take up someone's soul into heaven

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

This is the day when May was assumed into heaven

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

invite; receive; take in (express willingness to have in one's home or environs)

Domain category:

Christian religion; Christianity (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)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 9assume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put clothing on one's body

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

don; put on; get into; assume; wear

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "assume" is one way to...):

dress; get dressed (put on clothes)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "assume"):

hat (put on or wear a hat)

try; try on (put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice)

scarf (wrap in or adorn with a scarf)

slip on (put on with ease or speed)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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