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Another word for assume

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Verb
  1. To take upon oneself

    See also:

    accept

  2. To put (an article of clothing) on one's person

    See also:

    put-on

  3. To take on or give a false appearance of

      1. To have or take on the appearance, sound, or character of; imitate:
      2. To make in imitation of or as a substitute for:
      3. To make a pretense of; feign:
      1. Something false or empty that is purported to be genuine:
      2. Deceitfulness or pretense:
      3. One who claims to be what he or she is not; an impostor or fraud:
      1. Pretended; feigned.
      2. A deceptive outward appearance.
      3. The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
      1. To give a false appearance of; feign:
      2. To claim or allege insincerely or falsely:
      3. To represent fictitiously in play; make believe:
      1. To give a false appearance of:
      2. To represent falsely; pretend to:
      3. To imitate so as to deceive:
      1. Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
      2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
      3. A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
      1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud:
      2. To make a pretense of; feign:
      3. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
      1. To have an influence on or effect a change in:
      2. To act on the emotions of; touch or move.
      3. To attack or infect, as a disease:
    See also:

    true

  4. To take for granted without proof

      1. To count or compute:
      2. To consider as being; regard as:
      3. To think or conclude:
      1. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
      2. To believe, especially on uncertain or tentative grounds:
      3. To consider to be probable or likely:
      1. To believe or suppose in advance:
      2. To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition:
      1. To take for granted as being true in the absence of proof to the contrary:
      2. To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
      3. To venture without authority or permission; dare:
      1. A proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
      2. One of the propositions in a deductive argument.
      3. Either the major or the minor proposition of a syllogism, from which the conclusion is drawn.
      1. To assume or assert the truth, reality, or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument:
      2. To propose as a hypothesis or explanation:
      3. To assume as a premise or axiom; take for granted.
      1. To assume or put forward, as for consideration or the basis of argument:
      2. To place firmly in position.
    See also:

    belief

  5. To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right

      1. To seize and hold (the power or rights of another, for example) by force or without legal authority.
      2. To take over or occupy without right:
      3. To take the place of (another) without legal authority; supplant.
      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
      1. To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
      2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
      3. To take quick and forcible possession of; confiscate:
      1. To take the place of or take precedence over:
      2. To take action to prevent (an event or other action) from happening; forestall:
      3. To take action to prevent (another) from acting.
      1. To seize for military or police use; confiscate.
      2. To take arbitrarily or by force:
      3. To force into military service.
      1. To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate:
      2. To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
      1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
      2. To set apart for a specific use:
      3. To take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself, often without permission:
    See also:

    give

Another word for assume

Verb
  1. To take for granted

  2. To pretend

    See also:

    pretend

  3. To take

      1. To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate:
      2. To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
      1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
      2. To set apart for a specific use:
      3. To take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself, often without permission:
      1. To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
      2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
      3. To take quick and forcible possession of; confiscate:
    See also:

    seize

Synonym Study

  • Premise implies the setting forth of a proposition on which a conclusion can be based See also syn. study at pretend.
  • Postulate implies the assumption of something as an underlying factor, often one that is incapable of proof his argument postulates the inherent goodness of humanity
  • Presuppose may imply taking something for granted without necessarily having good reason this writer presupposes an extensive vocabulary in children or, in another sense, may imply that something is required as a preceding condition brilliant technique in piano playing presupposes years of practice
  • Presume implies the taking of something for granted or accepting it as true, usually on the basis of probable evidence in its favor and the absence of proof to the contrary the prisoner is presumed to be of sound mind
  • Assume implies the supposition of something as the basis for argument or action let us assume her motives were good