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Suppose to be the case, without proof
“Far be it from him to assume that marriage was supposed to be fun.”
To take to or upon oneself
“She will assume the role of Chief Executive.”
To present a false appearance of
“She figured that it would be best to assume a fake name, in case someone was truly searching for them still.”
Adopt, acquire
“In return, Britain promised to support Thailand against any attempts by a third power to assume control in the Malay Peninsula.”
To take on a position, duty or form
“Chance remarks of the Allied leaders sometimes tended to assume the quality of self-fulfilling prophecies.”
To take as true or as a fact without actual proof
“… everyone assumed, wrongly, that someone else was bringing dessert.”
To provide with a paying job
“… assumed as partner by the prestigious law firm.”
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