Definition for assume

verb as in take, undertake

verb as in pretend

Strongest matches

adopt, affect

Weak match

put on

verb as in adopt, acquire


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Bishop Garrison, assuming a newly created role, will directly advise Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on diversity and inclusion issues.

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Covington, who began disparaging Usman months before their fight, assumed a more vitriolic tone than Woodley, provoking several confrontations including one in the Palms Casino Resort buffet line the day after Usman defeated Woodley.

Since you assume your benefits are on hold, and you know nothing about the scammer's lies and schemes to steal your identity, you're unaware that your payments are being illegally sent to the scammers.

According to the authors, it's generally been assumed that whichever creature inflicts the most damage wins the fight.

A parent will always assume that it is their child’s friend who suggested doing the prohibited thing, not their beloved progeny.

When our elected representatives assume their respective offices, they take an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution.”

Nor should we ever assume that weather alone, however extreme, should be fatal to a commercial flight.

Campaigns like assume that LGBT people are an interest group with only one interest: their own.

It occurs to me that Mount must assume that Hitchcock has read it--after all, it came from him.

Now that I am free, I have Medicaid and doctors no longer assume I am malingering.

Many adults assume that a child can look at a landscape as they look at it, taking in the whole picturesque effect.

It will be found that as a whole they assume a flat position, and are very easily handled.

He was told that a son must not play in his father's presence, nor assume free or easy posture before him.

When people argue in this strain, I immediately assume the offensive.

We may fairly assume the presence here of one or two, if not more, assistants, besides a pupil or improver.

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On this page you'll find 233 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to assume, such as: accept, conclude, consider, estimate, expect, and guess.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.