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Adjective
Arrogant or presumptuous
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“Usually an assuming policeman would come on screen and mumble something about a new lead in the process tracking down the culprits.”
Adjective
Informal or intimate to an inappropriate degree
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Intended to impress in a showy manner
Adjective
Trusting
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Characterized by a lack of sincerity
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Adjective
Filled with or inspiring hope
Adjective
Willing, or inclined, to take chances or risks
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Conjunction
Used for the purpose of argument to indicate a premise on which a statement can be based
“That he believes the cliff is crumbly actually makes it safer for him to climb the cliff than if he did not believe it was crumbly, assuming in both cases that the cliff actually is crumbly.”
Verb
To hold an opinion
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“Far be it for me to assume that exercise was supposed to be fun.”
Verb
Present participle for to take on a position, role or duty
“Homer would assume the role of nuclear technician after convincing Mr. Burns that he would gladly accept abuse without complaining.”
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Present participle for to adopt a feigned quality, manner or identity
“Alexia would assume the accent of a Southern belle, hoping to impress the Bronx crowd.”
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Present participle for to take possession of
“Following a legal battle, she will now assume ownership of part of her late husband's estate.”
Verb
Present participle for to begin to have a given form, extent or quality
“These diseases are endemic and occasionally assume epidemic proportions.”
Verb
Present participle for to hire (somebody) for work or a job
“In 1804, Mr. Constable had assumed as partner Mr. Alexander Gibson Hunter, of Blackness.”
Noun
The action or fact of adopting or being adopted
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Noun
Stage acting
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A preliminary conjecture or speculation
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Noun
The action of assuming possession or power of
Preposition
Taking into account
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