English Synonyms and Antonyms
Assurance may have the good sense of a high, sustained confidence and trust; as, the saint's assurance of heaven. Confidence is founded upon reasons; assurance is largely a matter of feeling. In the bad sense, assurance is a vicious courage, with belief of one's ability to outwit or defy others; the hardened criminal is remarkable for habitual assurance. For the calm conviction of one's own rectitude and ability, self-confidence is a better word than assurance; self-reliance expresses confidence in one's own resources, independently of others' aid. In the bad sense assurance is less gross than impudence, which is (according to its etymology) a shameless boldness. Assurance is in act or manner; impudence may be in speech. Effrontery is impudence defiantly displayed. Compare FAITH; PRIDE.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
premise, premiss, assumptionnoun
a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
"on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
assumption, supposition, supposalnoun
a hypothesis that is taken for granted
"any society is built upon certain assumptions"
assumption, laying claimnoun
the act of taking possession of or power over something
"his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15noun
celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church
(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumptionnoun
audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
"he despised them for their presumptuousness"
the act of assuming or taking for granted
"your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
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If you think about the evolution of oncology in the past few years, it's very competitive in each class, i think we're in an era where we make the assumption that there's going to be competition. Even if you get breakthrough therapy designation, that doesn't stop another medicine in the same class from getting breakthrough therapy.
There is much, much more to be done that could squeeze, isolate and undermine North Korea in ways that would shake North Korean trading companies confidence in North Korean trading companies long-standing assumption that nuclear weapons are North Korean trading companies salvation and would also drive the point home that not only are nuclear weapons not your salvation, North Korean trading companies are the thing that has the potential to undermine the stability of your regime.
What he is doing is creating an international voice of conscience that I can't think of any previous parallel for, he is reminding us of what's possible. You never see him saying 'Well this would be a good thing to do if only it was practical.' He is literally saying to us we have to reset our assumption and think more deeply and more morally about our actions because our current sense of practicality is digging our graves.
I think in the past, the assumption has been the Chinese would only take limited action. We're going to test that assumption.
When you engage in DNA testing with 23andMe, you make a choice [about which testing and cost model you prefer], but you make the assumption (wrongly) that this is their business model -- e.g., charge me for a kit and provide the service. But as we’ve discovered, that is not the case. Their actual business model is based upon selling their ever-growing data pool of DNA results to whoever wants to purchase it.
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- предположение, успение, приемане, допускане, Успение БогородичноBulgarian
- antagelse, himmelfart, optagelse i himlen, formodningDanish
- Auffahrt, HimmelfahrtGerman
- asunción, suposiciónSpanish
- Neitsyt Marian taivaaseen ottamisen päivä, olettamus, oletus, taivaaseenastuminenFinnish
- supposition, prémisse, hypothèse, propositionFrench
- asonpsyon, sipozisyonHaitian Creole
- mennybemenetel, feltevésHungarian
- Mariahemelvaart, veronderstelling, hemelvaart, op zich nemen, aannameDutch
- wniebowstąpienie, przypuszczeniePolish
- pressuposição, suposição, pressuposto, assunçãoPortuguese
- предполо, принятие на себя, посылка, предположениеRussian
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