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To suppose to be the case, without proof
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“Far be it for me to assume that exercise was supposed to be fun.”
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To take on a position, role or duty
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“Homer would assume the role of nuclear technician after convincing Mr. Burns that he would gladly accept abuse without complaining.”
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To adopt a feigned quality, manner or identity
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“Alexia would assume the accent of a Southern belle, hoping to impress the Bronx crowd.”
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To take possession of
“Following a legal battle, she will now assume ownership of part of her late husband's estate.”
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To begin to have a given form, extent or quality
“These diseases are endemic and occasionally assume epidemic proportions.”
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To hire (somebody) for work or a job
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“In 1804, Mr. Constable had assumed as partner Mr. Alexander Gibson Hunter, of Blackness.”
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To choose to take up, follow, or use
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To grant something to someone
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To involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence
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(succeed to) To become the new rightful holder of an office, title, or property
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To exhibit or present (a particular facial expression or appearance)
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To expect or want something to happen
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(of a position, state, or form) To acquire or assume
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To endure or tolerate
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Assume responsibility for
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To dress in a particular set of clothes
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To physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
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