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Synonyms for assume
əˈsum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assume, presume, take for granted(verb)

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

    "I assume his train was late"

    Synonyms:
    adopt, take for granted, arrogate, get into, accept, strike, take on, acquire, put on, presume, make bold, usurp, dare, take, sham, take over, seize, don, take up, bear, wear, feign, simulate

  2. assume, adopt, take on, take over(verb)

    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

    "When will the new President assume office?"

    Synonyms:
    usurp, take in, embrace, absorb, buy up, espouse, simulate, acquire, undertake, don, put on, sweep up, take, take for granted, adopt, strike, borrow, meet, admit, relieve, take over, play, encounter, repeat, presume, arrogate, get into, sham, follow, seize, dramatise, tackle, accept, take on, feign, wear, dramatize, buy out, take up, bear

  3. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take(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"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, usurp, occupy, get into, rent, withdraw, lead, ingest, develop, take on, carry, deal, have, subscribe to, hold, choose, learn, fill, embrace, larn, necessitate, take over, consume, espouse, adopt, demand, don, feign, consider, need, study, dramatize, win, pick out, dramatise, simulate, gain, contract, grow, film, remove, presume, lease, train, ask, meet, take up, bring, strike, use up, select, take, engage, drive, sham, sweep up, make, claim, take for granted, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, take in, submit, convey, take aim, shoot, aim, direct, charter, put on, wear, follow, contain, seize, bear, play, subscribe, encounter, borrow, produce, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, evolve, hire, accept, guide, admit, undertake, arrogate, tackle, conduct

  4. bear, take over, accept, 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"

    Synonyms:
    usurp, digest, swallow, abide, buy up, comport, tolerate, bear, don, have a bun in the oven, support, acquire, live with, behave, simulate, put on, endure, put up, take, stick out, adopt, expect, borrow, take for granted, deport, pay, relieve, take over, presume, repeat, go for, buy out, carry, get into, sham, stomach, birth, hold, seize, have, deliver, acquit, brook, yield, turn out, conduct, suffer, contain, stand, accept, gestate, take on, feign, wear, strike, admit, absorb, take up, give birth, consent, arrogate

  5. assume, take, strike, take up(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"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, usurp, hit, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, start, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, resume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, strickle, absorb, necessitate, discover, take over, consume, fall upon, sorb, don, hire, feign, chance upon, consider, need, rent, get into, come across, pick out, chance on, aim, simulate, coin, suck, draw, expunge, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, presume, seize on, lease, walk out, fasten on, take aim, suck in, come upon, take up, bring, strike, use up, select, take, come to, train, drive, sham, collide with, excise, make, claim, hook on, take for granted, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, soak up, call for, take in, scoop, lift out, light upon, submit, convey, move, shoot, engage, imbibe, direct, charter, put on, wear, sop up, impinge on, contain, run into, seize, bear, happen upon, mint, fall, subscribe, shine, borrow, scoop up, scratch, involve, acquire, suck up, look at, postulate, accept, impress, guide, admit, attain, scoop out, arrogate, ask, affect, conduct, latch on

  6. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate(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"

    Synonyms:
    usurp, attach, sequester, capture, simulate, acquire, absorb, impound, don, put on, take, take for granted, lay claim, adopt, strike, borrow, get hold of, prehend, relieve, take over, assign, repeat, claim, presume, arrogate, confiscate, get into, sham, seize, clutch, grab, buy up, appropriate, accept, take on, feign, wear, conquer, buy out, take up, bear

  7. simulate, assume, sham, feign(verb)

    make a pretence of

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

    Synonyms:
    pretend, adopt, take for granted, arrogate, get into, accept, strike, dissemble, take on, imitate, acquire, usurp, simulate, put on, presume, affect, feign, take, model, sham, take over, seize, don, take up, bear, wear, copy

  8. assume(verb)

    take up someone's soul into heaven

    "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"

    Synonyms:
    adopt, take for granted, arrogate, get into, accept, strike, take on, acquire, put on, presume, usurp, take, sham, take over, seize, don, take up, bear, wear, feign, simulate

  9. wear, put on, get into, don, 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"

    Synonyms:
    wear thin, dupe, put one over, seize, take, simulate, befool, slang, hold out, tire, don, put on, endure, wear out, put one across, acquire, move into, adopt, strike, have on, take for granted, come in, take over, gain, presume, take in, go into, break, fall apart, jade, apply, arrogate, tire out, wear upon, turn in, get into, sham, bust, get in, usurp, wear off, gull, outwear, cod, fool, enter, wear down, accept, weary, take on, feign, fatigue, mount, go in, take up, tangle with, fag out, wear, bear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assume

    The distinctive idea of assume is to take by one's own independent volition, whether well or ill, rightfully or wrongfully. One may accept an obligation or assume an authority that properly belongs to him, or he may assume an obligation or indebtedness that could not be required of him. He may assume authority or office that is his right; if he assumes what does not belong to him, he is said to arrogate or usurp it. A man may usurp the substance of power in the most unpretending way; what he arrogates to himself he assumes with a haughty and overbearing manner. One assumes the robes or insignia of office by putting them on, with or without right. If he takes to himself the credit and appearance of qualities he does not possess, he is said to affect or feign, or to pretend to, the character he thus assumes. What a debater postulates he openly states and takes for granted without proof; what he assumes he may take for granted without mention. A favorite trick of the sophist is quietly to assume as true what would at once be challenged if expressly stated. What a man claims he asserts his right to take; what he assumes he takes.

    Synonyms:
    accept, affect, appropriate, arrogate, claim, feign, postulate, presume, pretend, put on, take, usurp

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assume

    Synonyms:
    take, appropriate, arrogate, wear, exhibit, postulate, suppose, presume, usurp, claim, pretend, feign, affect

    Antonyms:
    waive, allow, doff, render, surrender, concede, grant, demonstrate, abandon, argue, prove

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assume(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    take, undertake, take on, take upon one's self, be willing to bear

  2. assume(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    affect, feign, counterfeit, simulate, pretend to, put on

  3. assume(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    arrogate, usurp, claim unduly, make unjust pretensions to

  4. assume(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    beg, suppose, presuppose, imply, consider as true, take for granted

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    shoulder, suppose, presume, take, bear, guess, play, undertake, accept, presuppose, adopt, incur, fulfil, imagine

How to use assume in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Assume a virtue, if you have it not.

  2. Laszlo Trocsanyi:

    We assume everyone is safe in Serbia.

  3. Jeremy Hughes:

    We assume that situation was resolved.

  4. Duncan Hunter:

    You can assume that others have gotten through.

  5. Jason Sudeikis:

    Honestly, I would assume it probably helped him.

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Translations for assume

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • يفترض, افترض, افترArabic
  • допускам, поемам, заемам, приемамBulgarian
  • zaujmout, nabrat, předpokládat, domnívat seCzech
  • formode, antageDanish
  • annehmen, aufnehmen, einnehmenGerman
  • supozi, akceptiEsperanto
  • asumir, dar por sentado, suponerSpanish
  • فرض کردن, حدس زدنPersian
  • olettaaFinnish
  • haldaFaroese
  • présupposer, présumer, assumer, adopter, supposer, prendreFrench
  • presupporre, ritenere, assumereItalian
  • 引き受ける, 負う, 仮定するJapanese
  • 가정Korean
  • whakatupuMāori
  • innemen, aannemen, veronderstellenDutch
  • przyjąć, założyćPolish
  • assumir, presumir, supor, pressuporPortuguese
  • presupune, prepuneRomanian
  • занять, занимать, предполагать, предположить, принять, принимать, допускать, допуститьRussian
  • pretpostavitiSerbo-Croatian
  • predpokladaťSlovak
  • antaSwedish
  • கருதுவதுTamil

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