Definition of ASSUME

verb : ASSUME

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

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