assume

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  • By that time, Mary had assumed the leading role in the family business.
  • Note that these basis states are assumed to be independent of time.
  • Male leadership has been assumed in the church and within marriage, society and government.
  • In this study he assumed that Germany had already lost the war.
  • They would not, however, assume the title full-time for another five years.
  • It was assumed by many that he was a duke and that it was his title.
  • It was subsequently assumed they were filled with air and served to transport air around the body.
  • She assumed the form of an old woman, and asked him for shelter.
  • She assumed more creative control by writing and co-producing most of the material.
  • Nevertheless, there was no way to know the assumed principles to be true.
  • She is also the country's first woman to assume this post.
  • They could leave the unit only to assume command of another.
  • It was assumed he would return after the winter.
  • All the above assumes that the interest rate remains constant throughout the whole period.
  • The same is true if, Therefore, we may assume and in the following.
  • Fire broke out immediately, and the ship began to assume a slight list.
  • He moved his troops to assume battle formation against the enemy.
  • He could assume a different bird form for each magic power he possessed.
  • Results below the value are assumed to be negative, those above positive.
  • They explained their right to assume rule as coming from the will of heaven.
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Meaning of assume

  • verb Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    I assume his train was late
  • verb Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    When will the new President assume office?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • verb Take up someone's soul into heaven
    This is the day when May was assumed into heaven