Definitions of assume

  1. To be arrogant: to claim more than is due; to take upon one's self an obligation.
  2. To take upon oneself; adopt.
  3. To affect; pretend.
  4. To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly.
  5. To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
  6. To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
  7. To receive or adopt.
  8. To take to, up, or into; take upon oneself; appropriate; take for granted; pretend to prossess.
  9. To take for granted; suppose.
  10. To take upon one's self: to take for granted: to arrogate: to pretend to possess.
  11. To take for or upon one's self; take for granted.
  12. To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due.
  13. To undertake, as by a promise.
  14. To be arrogant; to presume.
  15. To claim unduly: to be arrogant.
  16. 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"
  17. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; " When will the new President assume office?"
  18. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; " I assume his train was late"
  19. make a pretence of; " She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; " he feigned sleep"
  20. occupy or take on, as of a position or posture; " 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"
  21. To take upon one's self; to appropriate; to pretend to possess; to take for granted or without proof.