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Arrogant or presumptuous
“Usually an assuming policeman would come on screen and mumble something about a new lead in the process tracking down the culprits.”
Used for the purpose of argument to indicate a premise on which a statement can be based
“It is a worse state of affairs when someone dies (whether from being killed or from natural causes) than it is when a person fails to come into existence, assuming that in both cases the lives would have been worth living.”
Present participle for suppose to be the case, without proof
“Far be it from him to assume that marriage was supposed to be fun.”
Present participle for to take to or upon oneself
“She will assume the role of Chief Executive.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for adopt, acquire
“In return, Britain promised to support Thailand against any attempts by a third power to assume control in the Malay Peninsula.”
Present participle for to take on a position, duty or form
“Chance remarks of the Allied leaders sometimes tended to assume the quality of self-fulfilling prophecies.”
Present participle for to take as true or as a fact without actual proof
“… everyone assumed, wrongly, that someone else was bringing dessert.”
Present participle for to provide with a paying job
“… assumed as partner by the prestigious law firm.”
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