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verb as in take, undertake

verb as in pretend

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He stands, one assumes on a porch, which overlooks a prairie.

He rightly assumes that his captors were members of the U.S. Army Delta Force.

Journalism assumes an immutable truth, that a few more calls, a bit more reporting will tease it out of reluctant informants.

But whatever exact form it assumes, this war will take a long, long time.

The author assumes that pair bonds are not only always heterosexual, but always motivated by childbearing decisions.

During resolution the sputum assumes the appearance of that of chronic bronchitis.

In the presence of bromin the chloroform, which settles to the bottom, assumes a yellow color.

A passenger who stands on a platform or on the steps of a street car, when there is room inside, assumes all the risks himself.

Beware of ignorance which assumes the mask of knowledge, or of designing roguery which apes the appearance of innocence.

At this spot, according to our works on geography, the Atlantic Ocean changes its name and assumes that of the Pacific.


On this page you'll find 143 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to assumes, such as: guess, consider, conclude, accept, infer, and understand.

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