HyperDic: assume

English > 9 senses of the word assume:
VERBcognitionassume, presume, take for grantedtake to be the case or to be true
socialassume, adopt, take on, take overtake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
changeassume, acquire, adopt, take on, taketake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
possessionassume, bear, take over, accepttake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
motionassume, take, strike, take upoccupy or take on
possessionassume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogateseize and take control without authority and possibly with force
creationassume, simulate, sham, feignmake a pretence of
contactassumetake up someone's soul into heaven
bodyassume, wear, put on, get into, donput clothing on one's body
assume > pronunciation
Soundsahsuw'm
Rhymesabloom ... zoom: 56 rhymes with uwm...
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningtake to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I assume his train was late"
Synonymspresume, take for granted
Narrowerpresuppose, supposetake for granted or as a given
Broaderexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
Spanishadquirir, asumir, dar por sentado, presumir, suponer
Catalanadquirir, assumir, presumir
Adjectivesassumptiveaccepted as real or true without proof
Nounsassumptionthe act of assuming or taking for granted
assumptiona hypothesis that is taken for granted
assumptiona statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"When will the new President assume office?"
Synonymsadopt, take on, take over
Narrowerresumeassume anew
Broadertake officeassume an office, duty, or title
Spanishadoptar, adquirir, asumir, tomar
Catalanadoptar, adquirir, assumir, prendre
Nounsassumptionthe act of taking possession of or power over something
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningtake on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "She assumed strange manners"
  • "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
Synonymsacquire, adopt, take on, take
Narrowerre-assumetake on again, as after a time lapse
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishadoptar, adquirir, asumir
Catalanadoptar, adquirir, assumir
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningtake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsbear, take over, accept
Narrowerface the music, carry the canAccept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
Spanishaceptar, admitir, adquirir, asumir
Catalanadquirir, assumir
Nounsassumptionthe act of taking possession of or power over something
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningOccupy or take on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He assumes the lotus position"
Synonymstake, strike, take up
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tofill, take, occupyassume, as of positions or roles
Spanishadquirir, tomar
Catalanadquirir, assumir
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 6, possession
Meaningseize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"
Synonymsusurp, seize, take over, arrogate
NarrowerannexTake (territory) as if by conquest
appropriate, capture, seize, conquerTake possession of by force, as after an invasion
hijackseize control of
preoccupyOccupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
raidtake over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishanexar, apoderar, capturar, confiscar, embargar, incautar, usurpar
Catalanapoderar, capturar, confiscar, embargar, incautar, usurpar
Nounsassumptionthe act of taking possession of or power over something
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 7, creation
Meaningmake a pretence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"
Synonymssimulate, sham, feign
Narrowerfeintdeceive by a mock action
playpretend to be somebody in the framework of a game / game or playful activity
Broaderdissemble, pretend, actBehave unnaturally or affectedly
Spanishadoptar, aparentar, fingir, hacerse, simular
Catalanaparentar, fingir, simular
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningTake up someone's soul into heaven.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
CategoryChristianity, Christian religionA 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
Broaderreceive, take in, inviteExpress willingness to have in one's home / home or environs
NounsAssumption(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
English > assume: 9 senses > verb 9, body
MeaningPut clothing on one's body.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "The queen assumed the stately robes"
Synonymswear, put on, get into, don
NarrowerhatPut on or wear a hat
scarfwrap in or adorn with a scarf
slip onPut on with ease or speed
try on, tryPut on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
Broaderdress, get dressedPut on clothes
Spanishllevar, ponerse, vestir
Catalanportar, posar-se, vestir-se, vestir

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