Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb assume

9 senses of assume

Sense 1
assume, presume, take for granted -- (take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late")
       => expect, anticipate -- (regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow")

Sense 2
assume, adopt, take on, take over -- (take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?")
       => take office -- (assume an office, duty, or title; "When will the new President take office?")

Sense 3
assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take -- (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")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 4
bear, take over, accept, assume -- (take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility")
       => take -- (take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks")

Sense 5
assume, take, strike, 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")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 6
assume, usurp, seize, take over, 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")
       => take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

Sense 7
simulate, assume, sham, feign -- (make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep")
       => dissemble, pretend, act -- (behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting")

Sense 8
assume -- (take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven")
       => receive, take in, invite -- (express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees")

Sense 9
wear, put on, get into, don, assume -- (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")
       => dress, get dressed -- (put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?")

Antonyms of adj assumed

1 sense of assumed

Sense 1
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham -- (adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty")

INDIRECT (VIA counterfeit) -> genuine, echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Similarity of adj assumed

1 sense of assumed

Sense 1
assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on, sham -- (adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty")
       => counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")

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