Dictionary Results for assumes


1. assume - verb

· take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"

Synonym(s): presume, take_for_granted

Hypernym(s): expect, anticipate




2. assume - verb

· take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"

Synonym(s): adopt, take_on, take_over

Hypernym(s): take_office




3. assume - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): acquire, adopt, take_on, take

Hypernym(s): change




4. assume - verb

· take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

Synonym(s): bear, take_over, accept

Hypernym(s): take




5. assume - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): take, strike, take_up

Hypernym(s): move




6. assume - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): usurp, seize, take_over, arrogate

Hypernym(s): take




7. assume - verb

· make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

Synonym(s): simulate, sham, feign

Hypernym(s): dissemble, pretend, act




8. assume - verb

· take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven"

Hypernym(s): receive, take_in, invite




9. assume - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): wear, put_on, get_into, don

Hypernym(s): dress, get_dressed





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