assume

Part of speech: verb

To take for granted; suppose.

Part of speech: verb

To take upon oneself; adopt.

Part of speech: verb

To affect; pretend.

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Usage examples "assume":

  1. I assume, then, that the experiment was a success? - "The Planet Savers", Marion Zimmer Bradley.
  2. I rose and answered with all the offended dignity I could assume. - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.
  3. I assume the black cap. - "Leaves in the Wind", A. G. Gardiner.