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Synonyms for assume
əˈsumas·sume

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assume, presume, take for grantedverb

    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 oververb

    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, takeverb

    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, assumeverb

    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 upverb

    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, arrogateverb

    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, feignverb

    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. assumeverb

    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, assumeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assumeverb

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

  2. assumeverb

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

  3. assumeverb

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

  4. assumeverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. assumeverb

    Synonyms:
    undertake, presume, presuppose, postulate, take for granted, arrogate, appropriate, affect, simulate, pretend, feign

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How to use assume in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Juraschek:

    The authors describe the' Southern Diet' based on the U.S. geography associated with this dietary pattern, yet it would be a mistake for us to assume that this is a diet of choice, the gap in healthy eating between people with means and those without continues to grow in the U.S., and there is an incredible need to understand the complex societal factors that have led and continue to perpetuate these disparities.

  2. Gerald Weinberg, "The Psychology of Computer Programming":

    We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals. Not just anyone, with any background, or any training, can do a fine job of programming. Programmers know this, but then why is it that they think that anyone picked off the street can do documentation? One has only to spend an hour looking at papers written by graduate students to realize the extent to which the ability to communicate is not universally held. And so, when we speak about computer program documentation, we are not speaking about the psychology of computer programming at all - except insofar as programmers have the illusion that anyone can do a good job of documentation, provided he is not smart enough to be a programmer.

  3. Fernando Alonso:

    While I hope I’ll be back in the cockpit on Friday (for practice), until I get the all-clear from the doctors to race, whenever that may be, we cannot assume anything.

  4. Clement Beaune:

    We didn't back down, there was no change of plan... I fully assume France's destiny is in Europe.

  5. Dejan Ilijevski:

    Of course, investors have to accept more risk when investing in stocks and endure periods when the returns have not outpaced inflation, although some investors may assume that higher inflation leads to lower stock performance, Dejan Ilijevski market history shows that nominal annual stock returns are unrelated to inflation.


Translations for assume

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  • افترض, يفترض, افترArabic
  • поемам, допускам, заемам, приемамBulgarian
  • domnívat se, předpokládat, nabrat, zaujmoutCzech
  • formode, antageDanish
  • einnehmen, annehmen, aufnehmenGerman
  • υποθέτωGreek
  • supozi, akceptiEsperanto
  • suponer, dar por sentado, asumirSpanish
  • حدس زدن, فرض کردنPersian
  • olettaaFinnish
  • haldaFaroese
  • adopter, présumer, assumer, supposer, prendre, présupposerFrench
  • ritenere, presupporre, assumereItalian
  • 負う, 仮定する, 引き受けるJapanese
  • 가정Korean
  • whakatupuMāori
  • innemen, aannemen, veronderstellenDutch
  • przyjąć, założyćPolish
  • presumir, supor, pressupor, assumirPortuguese
  • prepune, presupuneRomanian
  • занять, предполагать, допускать, занимать, принимать, допустить, принять, предположитьRussian
  • pretpostavitiSerbo-Croatian
  • predpokladaťSlovak
  • antaSwedish
  • கருதுவதுTamil
  • สมมติThai

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