Textual thesaurus for "assume"

(verb) don, get into, wear, put on

put clothing on one's body

What should I wear today?; He put on his best suit for the wedding; The princess donned a long blue dress; The queen assumed the stately robes; He got into his jeans

(verb) acquire, adopt, take, take on

take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

His voice took on a sad tone; The story took a new turn; he adopted an air of superiority; She assumed strange manners; The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

(verb) take for granted, presume

take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

I assume his train was late

(verb) sham, simulate, feign

make a pretence of

She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger; he feigned sleep

(verb) strike, take, take up

occupy or take on

He assumes the lotus position; She took her seat on the stage; We took our seats in the orchestra; She took up her position behind the tree; strike a pose

(verb) take over, seize, usurp, arrogate

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town; he usurped my rights; She seized control of the throne after her husband died

(verb) bear, accept, take over

take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

I'll accept the charges; She agreed to bear the responsibility

(verb) adopt, take on, take over

take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

When will the new President assume office?