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To believe, think, guess, etc.
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  1. To believe, think, guess, etc.
  2. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
  3. To consider to be probable or likely:
To act presumptuously or take unwarranted advantage of something:
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  1. To act presumptuously or take unwarranted advantage of something:
  2. To take for granted that something is true or factual; make a supposition.
  3. To take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare (to say or do something); venture
To assume as a premise or axiom; take for granted.
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  1. To assume as a premise or axiom; take for granted.
  2. (Archaic) To claim; demand; require
  3. To assume without proof to be true, real, or necessary, esp. as a basis for argument
To assume or put forward, as for consideration or the basis of argument:
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  1. To assume or put forward, as for consideration or the basis of argument:
  2. To suggest or hypothesize
  3. To set down or assume as fact; postulate
To suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted
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  1. To suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted
  2. To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition:
  3. To believe or suppose in advance:
To base or establish (a statement or action, for example):
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  1. To base or establish (a statement or action, for example):
  2. (--- Logic) To assert (something) about the subject of a proposition
  3. To affirm or base (something) on or upon given facts, arguments, conditions, etc.
To make a premise
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  1. To make a premise
  2. To introduce or preface (a discourse, etc.)
  3. To provide a basis for; base:
To assume something to be true without verification or proof.
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  1. To assume something to be true without verification or proof.
  2. (Idiomatic, especially of a person) To give little attention to or to underestimate the value of, to fail to appreciate.
To know thoroughly; grasp or perceive clearly and fully the nature, character, functioning, etc. of
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  1. To know thoroughly; grasp or perceive clearly and fully the nature, character, functioning, etc. of
  2. To know thoroughly by close contact or long experience with:
  3. To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
To draw (something or someone) closer to oneself:
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  1. To draw (something or someone) closer to oneself:
  2. To get or collect gradually from various places, sources, etc.; amass; accumulate
  3. (Informal) To get as an idea or impression; infer; conclude
To experience or feel:
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  1. To experience or feel:
  2. To realize as being; consider; think
  3. To furnish; supply:
To come together in a group or mass; gather:
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  1. To come together in a group or mass; gather:
  2. To call for (someone); pick up:
  3. (Now Chiefly Brit.) To pick up; fetch
  1. To speculate
  2. To form a theory or theories; speculate
  3. To formulate theories, especially about some specific subject
(Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
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  1. (Archaic) To make certain, definite, and precise.
  2. To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation.
  3. To find out with certainty
(--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
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  1. (--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
  2. To determine or declare after consideration or deliberation:
  3. To think or suppose
To use a divining rod
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  1. To use a divining rod
  2. To guess or know by inspiration or intuition:
  3. To find out by intuition
To consider (a person) guilty without proof:
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  1. To consider (a person) guilty without proof:
  2. To consider (something) to be true or probable on little or no evidence:
  3. To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose
To take into account; consider
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  1. To take into account; consider
  2. To think of or consider in a particular way:
  3. To think of in a certain light; consider
To look at thoughtfully:
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  1. To look at thoughtfully:
  2. To show consideration for:
  3. To think about in order to understand or decide; ponder
To involve by logical necessity; entail:
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  1. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
  2. To make evident indirectly:
  3. To have as a necessary part, condition, or effect; contain, include, or involve naturally or necessarily
To make a hypothesis
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  1. To make a hypothesis
  2. (US) to hypothesise
  3. To assume; suppose
To make an estimate or conjecture:
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  1. To make an estimate or conjecture:
  2. To form a judgment or estimate of (something) without actual knowledge or enough facts for certainty; conjecture; surmise
  3. To think or suppose
A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. To make a conclusion or inference based upon such evidence.
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  1. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. To make a conclusion or inference based upon such evidence.
  2. To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess:
  3. To arrive at or propose by conjecture; guess
To regard as; consider:
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  1. To regard as; consider:
  2. To consider or assume that a thing has the attributes or qualities of something else; for example, for certain legal purposes, a corporation is deemed to be a person. To consider or assume that a thing has the attributes or qualities of something else; for example, for certain legal purposes, a corporation is deemed to be a person.
  3. To think, believe, or judge
To have a notion of or about without adequate foundation; fancy or believe:
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  1. To have a notion of or about without adequate foundation; fancy or believe:
  2. To use the imagination
  3. To suppose; guess; think
  1. To conjecture, to opine or to posit with contestable premises.
  2. To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
  3. To imagine or infer (something) without conclusive evidence; conjecture; guess
To state as an opinion.
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  1. To state as an opinion.
  2. To express (one's opinion)
To form an opinion or judgment about
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  1. To form an opinion or judgment about
  2. To judge or determine generally but carefully (size, value, cost, requirements, etc.); calculate approximately
  3. To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).
To engage in the buying or selling of a commodity with an element of risk on the chance of profit.
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  1. To engage in the buying or selling of a commodity with an element of risk on the chance of profit.
  2. To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
  3. To buy or sell stocks, commodities, land, etc., usually in the face of higher than ordinary risk, hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price; also, to take part in any risky venture on the chance of making huge profits
To believe something without being sure; suppose
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  1. To believe something without being sure; suppose
  2. To imagine or suppose:
  3. To take a romantic interest in (someone):
(Idiomatic) To act on one's own authority.
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To infer from a general principle; reason deductively:
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  1. To infer from a general principle; reason deductively:
  2. To trace the course or derivation of
  3. To infer by logical reasoning; reason out or conclude from known facts or general principles
To involve by logical necessity; entail:
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  1. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
  2. (Obs.) To bring on or about; cause; induce
  3. To conclude or decide from something known or assumed; derive by reasoning; draw as a conclusion
To decide by reasoning; infer; deduce
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  1. To decide by reasoning; infer; deduce
  2. To come to a decision or agreement:
  3. To arrange or settle; come to an agreement about
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To figure something out; to deduce or discern something.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To figure something out; to deduce or discern something.
To use the mind for arriving at conclusions, making decisions, drawing inferences, etc.; reflect; reason
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  1. To use the mind for arriving at conclusions, making decisions, drawing inferences, etc.; reflect; reason
  2. To devise or evolve; invent:
  3. To judge or regard; look upon:
To perform a mathematical process; figure:
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  1. To perform a mathematical process; figure:
  2. To count, depend, or rely on someone or something:
  3. (Dial.) To think, suppose, guess, etc.
To wish for a particular event that one considers possible:
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  1. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible:
  2. To desire and consider possible:
  3. To want very much
To believe; think:
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  1. To believe; think:
  2. To think or believe, often for unanalyzed or emotional reasons
  3. To try to find something by touching; grope (for)
To accept as true or real:
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  1. To accept as true or real:
  2. To have faith, confidence, or trust:
  3. To suppose or think
To consider reasonable or due:
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  1. To consider reasonable or due:
  2. To look for as likely to occur or appear; look forward to; anticipate
  3. To consider likely or certain:
To admit (a claim or the like); acknowledge as true or valid
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  1. To admit (a claim or the like); acknowledge as true or valid
  2. To assert; declare:
  3. (Dial.) To think; give as one's opinion
To consider as being; regard as:
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  1. To consider as being; regard as:
  2. To judge; consider; estimate
  3. (Chiefly South & South Midland) To think or believe:
(Archaic) To invent or imagine.
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  1. (Archaic) To invent or imagine.
  2. To represent falsely; pretend to:
  3. To give a false appearance of:
To tend to by nature; tend to assume:
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  1. To tend to by nature; tend to assume:
  2. To like to have, use, wear, be in, etc.
  3. To attack or infect, as a disease:
To make use of (an opportunity, for example).
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  1. To make use of (an opportunity, for example).
  2. (Law) To cause (someone) to be in possession of something.
  3. To take quick and forcible possession of; confiscate:
To set aside for a specific use or certain person
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  1. To set aside for a specific use or certain person
  2. To take for one's own or exclusive use
To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
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  1. To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
  2. To ascribe or attribute without reason
  3. To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate:
To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain:
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  1. To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain:
  2. To become liable or subject to as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself:
To take or carry upon the shoulder
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  1. To take or carry upon the shoulder
  2. To push or apply force to with a shoulder:
  3. To push with a shoulder.
To deal with (a difficult person)
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  1. To deal with (a difficult person)
  2. To grab hold of and wrestle with (an opponent).
  3. (Football) To stop (an opponent carrying the ball), esp. by knocking or throwing him or her to the ground
To give a promise or pledge that; contract
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  1. To give a promise or pledge that; contract
  2. (Informal) to overtake on the wrong side.
  3. To take upon oneself; to start, to embark on (a specific task etc.).
To assume or take on:
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  1. To assume or take on:
  2. To put on (clothing).
  3. To put on (a garment, etc.); dress in (a certain color or material)
To put on (clothes)
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  1. To put on (clothes)
(Idiomatic) To put on some clothes rapidly.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To put on some clothes rapidly.
To tend to by nature; tend to assume:
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  1. To tend to by nature; tend to assume:
  2. To attack or infect, as a disease:
  3. To like to have, use, wear, be in, etc.
(Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
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  1. (Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
  2. To carry on a deception; dissemble.
  3. To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art). To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
(Naut.) To lay out (a line) in long, parallel, partly overlapping lengths so that it will run out freely without kinking
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  1. (Naut.) To lay out (a line) in long, parallel, partly overlapping lengths so that it will run out freely without kinking
  2. (Sports) To perform a fake.
  3. (Sports) To deceive (an opponent) with a fake. Often used with out.
(Archaic) To invent or imagine.
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  1. (Archaic) To invent or imagine.
  2. To give a false appearance of:
  3. To represent falsely; pretend to:
To lay claim:
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  1. To lay claim:
  2. To give a false appearance of; feign:
  3. To take upon oneself; venture:
To put on the false appearance of; feign:
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  1. To put on the false appearance of; feign:
  2. To pretend to be what one is not
  3. To assume a false appearance or character; dissemble.
To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of
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  1. To achieve or imitate the characteristics or effect of
  2. To have or take on the external appearance of; look or act like
  3. To use computer simulation to represent (a system, physical process, etc.)
To assume or put forward, as for consideration or the basis of argument:
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  1. To assume or put forward, as for consideration or the basis of argument:
  2. To suggest or hypothesize
  3. To set down or assume as fact; postulate
(Archaic) To claim; demand; require
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  1. (Archaic) To claim; demand; require
  2. To assume or assert the truth, reality, or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument:
  3. To assume without proof to be true, real, or necessary, esp. as a basis for argument
To state or assume as a proposition in an argument.
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  1. To state or assume as a proposition in an argument.
  2. To provide a basis for; base:
  3. To introduce or preface (a discourse, etc.)
To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
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  1. To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
  2. To venture without authority or permission; dare:
  3. To take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare (to say or do something); venture
To suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted
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  1. To suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted
  2. To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition:
  3. To believe or suppose in advance:
To imagine; conjecture.
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  1. To imagine; conjecture.
  2. To consider to be probable or likely:
  3. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
To judge; consider; estimate
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  1. To judge; consider; estimate
  2. To consider as being; regard as:
  3. (Informal, Dial.) To think; suppose
To set aside for a specific use or certain person
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  1. To set aside for a specific use or certain person
  2. To take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself, often without permission:
  3. To take improperly, as without permission
To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
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  1. To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner:
  2. To ascribe or attribute without reason
  3. To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate:
To force into military service
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  1. To force into military service
  2. To seize for military use.
  3. (Informal) To take forcibly
To gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially to settle on (public land) so as to obtain the right to buy before others.
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  1. To gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially to settle on (public land) so as to obtain the right to buy before others.
  2. To prevent from happening by acting ahead of time; forestall
  3. To acquire or take for oneself before others; appropriate:
To come to a halt:
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  1. To come to a halt:
  2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
  3. To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To practice or commit usurpation (on or upon)
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  1. To practice or commit usurpation (on or upon)
  2. To take the place of (another) without legal authority; supplant.
  3. To take over or occupy without right:

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
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