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Adjective
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.”
Conjunction
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.”
Verb
Present participle for to suppose to be the case, without proof
“Far be it for me to assume that exercise was supposed to be fun.”
Verb
Present participle for to take on a position, duty or form
“Homer would assume the role of nuclear technician after convincing Mr. Burns that he would gladly accept abuse without complaining.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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 take on a position, duty or form
“At thirteen, she is expected to leave her childhood behind and assume the position of the Lady of the Castle.”
Verb
Present participle for to provide with a paying job
“In 1804, Mr Constable had assumed as partner Mr Alexander Gibson Hunter, of Blackness.”
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