1. Take to be the case or to be true;
    Accept without verification or proof (synset 200633898)
    "I assume his train was late"
  2. Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities (synset 202386868)
    "When will the new President assume office?"
  3. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect (synset 200525762)
    "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"
  4. Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person (synset 202306786)
    "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  5. Occupy or take on (synset 201986409)
    "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"
  6. Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force;
    Take as one's right or possession (synset 202279327)
    "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"
  7. Make a pretence of (synset 201725631)
    "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
  8. Take up someone's soul into heaven (synset 201473485)
    "This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven"
  9. Put clothing on one's body (synset 200050369)
    "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"

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