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Assume meaning

assume - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly.
  3. 3. To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
  4. 4. To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
  5. 5. To receive or adopt.
  6. 6. To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due.
  7. 7. To undertake, as by a promise.
  8. 8. To take for or upon one's self; take for granted.

assume - examples of usage

  1. If the ends of the bones have been drawn one past the other, they should be drawn out by firm and continuous tension, until they again assume the position in which they were before the accident. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. How dared you assume that any one- that any one- wished him to be present in that room?" - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. I assume that's probably when you saw her, if in fact you actually did. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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