Synonyms and related words:
accept, account as, accroach, acquire, act, act a part, act like, admit, adopt, affect, affirm, allegorize, allow, allude to, appropriate, arrogate, assert, assume, assume command, attack, attempt, aver, be afraid, believe, bluff, borrow, bring, bring to mind, buckle to, call for, camouflage, change, chorus, cloak, colonize, come by, come in for, commandeer, comprise, conceal, concede, conceive, conclude, connote, conquer, consider, contain, copy, counterfeit, cover up, crib, dare, daresay, deduce, deem, derive, derive from, disguise, dissemble, dissimulate, ditto, divine, do, do a bit, do like, don, drag down, dramatize, draw, draw from, draw on, dream, dress in, echo, embark in, embark upon, employ, encroach, endeavor, engage in, enslave, entail, enter on, enter upon, esteem, estimate, expect, fake, fall into, fall to, fancy, feel, feign, forge, four-flush, gain, gammon, gather, get, get into, get on, get under way, go about, go at, go in for, go into, go like, go upon, grab, grant, guess, have, have a hunch, have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have at, have coming in, have the idea, hazard, hide, hint, histrionize, hog, hoke, hoke up, hold, hold as, imagine, imitate, implicate, imply, import, indent, infer, infringe, insinuate, intimate, invade, involve, judge, jump a claim, launch forth, launch into, lay about, lead to, let, let be, let on, let on like, look upon as, maintain, make a pretense, make as if, make believe, make bold, make free, make free with, make like, make out like, make use of, mask, mean, mean to say, mirror, mock, monopolize, mount the throne, move into, obtain, occupy, opine, overact, overrun, pirate, pitch into, plagiarize, play, play God, play a part, play a scene, play possum, playact, plunge into, point indirectly to, posit, postulate, predicate, preempt, prefigure, premise, preoccupy, prepossess, presume, presuppose, presurmise, pretend, pretend to, proceed to, profess, provisionally accept, pull, pull down, put on, put on airs, receive, reckon, reecho, reflect, regard, repeat, repute, require, requisition, say, secure, seize, seize power, seize the throne, set about, set at, set down as, set forward, set going, set to, sham, simulate, sit on, slip on, snatch, squat on, steal, strike, subjugate, subsume, suggest, suppose, surmise, suspect, tackle, take, take all of, take charge, take command, take for, take for granted, take in, take it, take it all, take on, take over, take possession, take possession of, take the helm, take the lead, take the liberty, take to be, take up, think, throw, trespass, trow, tug the heartstrings, turn to, understand, undertake, use, usurp, venture, venture upon, view as, wear, ween

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  • assume — as·sume vt as·sumed, as·sum·ing 1: to voluntarily take upon oneself assume a risk 2: to take over (the debts or obligations of another) as one s own assume a mortgage Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • assume — UK US /əˈsjuːm/ verb [T] ► to begin to take control of something: assume control/office/a role »Europe has assumed a leadership role in the prevention of future global crises. assume responsibility for sth »The FSA said mortgages would not be… …   Financial and business terms

  • assume — assume, presume 1. Both words can mean ‘suppose’ and are often interchangeable in this meaning. Fowler (1926) maintained that there is a stronger element of postulation or hypothesis in assume and of a belief held on the basis of external… …   Modern English usage

  • assume — [ə so͞om′, əsyo͞om′] vt. assumed, assuming [ME assumen < L assumere, to take up, claim < ad , to + sumere, to take: see CONSUME] 1. to take on or put on (the appearance, form, role, etc. of) 2. to seize; usurp [to assume control] 3. to take …   English World dictionary

  • assume — 1 Assume, affect, pretend, simulate, feign, counterfeit, sham mean to put on a false or deceptive appearance. Assume often implies a pardonable motive rather than an intent to deceive {it sometimes happens that by assuming an air of cheerfulness… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assume — [v1] believe, take for granted accept, ascertain, be afraid, be inclined to think, conclude, conjecture, consider, count upon, deduce, deem, divine, estimate, expect, fall for, fancy, find, gather, get the idea*, guess, have a hunch*, have… …   New thesaurus

  • Assume — As*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuming}.] [L. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub + emere to take, buy: cf. F. assumer. See {Redeem}.] 1. To take to or upon one s self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assume — (v.) early 15c., assumpten to receive up into heaven (especially of the Virgin Mary), also assumen to arrogate, from L. assumere to take up, take to oneself, from ad to, up (see AD (Cf. ad )) + sumere to take, from sub under + emere …   Etymology dictionary

  • Assume — As*sume , v. i. 1. To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due. Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To undertake, as by a promise. Burrill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assume — an agreement to continue performing duties under a contract or lease (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) An agreement between the debtor and the other party to an executory contract to continue performing duties under that contract. A lease is… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • assumé — assumé, ée (a su mé, mée) part. passé. La responsabilité assumée par cet employé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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