from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To take for granted; suppose.
- intransitive verb To take upon oneself (a duty or obligation).
- intransitive verb To undertake the duties of (an office).
- intransitive verb To take on (an appearance, role, or form, for example); adopt.
- intransitive verb To pretend to have; feign.
- intransitive verb To take over without justification; seize.
- intransitive verb To clothe oneself in; don.
- intransitive verb To take up or receive into heaven.
- intransitive verb To make a supposition; suppose or believe.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To take into relation or association; adopt; take in; admit: as, “Enoch and Elias were assumed up into heaven,” Abp. Abbot. See
- To take upon one's self; undertake: as, to
assumethe responsibility of a proceeding; to assume office; to assume an obligation.
- To take or put on one's self; invest one's self with: as, to
assumethe garb of a mendicant, or the figure of an animal; to assume a severe aspect; “to assume man's nature,”
- To apply to one's self; appropriate.
- To take for granted or without proof; suppose as a fact; postulate: as, to
assumea principle in reasoning.
- To take fictitiously; pretend to possess; take in appearance: as, to
assumethe garb of humility.
- To claim.
- Synonyms To affect, feign, counterfeit.
- To be arrogant; claim more than is due; presume.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly.
- transitive verb To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
- transitive verb To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
- transitive verb To receive or adopt.
- intransitive verb To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due.
- intransitive verb (Law) To undertake, as by a promise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
authenticateby means of belief; to surmise; to supposeto be true, especially without proof.
- verb To
take ona position, dutyor form.
- verb To
adoptan ideaor cause.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb occupy or take on
- verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
- verb take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
- verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
- verb make a pretence of
- verb take up someone's soul into heaven
- verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
- verb put clothing on one's body
- verb seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
I can only assume yeah I know *assume* that they have tested enough people and found that assertion passes the smell test even though there is no evidence other than the address on her 1040 for eight yesr.
FYI, my Munger, which I assume is shorthand for War Monger!
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think is right.
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I thinkright.
(Americans for Better Immigration — with a name that I assume is code for “shut down the borders” — gives him a career A+ and a recent A -, as they, too, attempt to point out the Johnny-come-latelies.
It seems like they are toning down the basic offerings for what they assume is an audience that wants less authentic food.
Okay, I have to echo the comments about the, ahem, unfortunate placement of what I can only assume is the Karate Kid's hand in the cutout.
He's playing a different park ranger, whom I assume is a comic relief to Cavanaugh's straight man.
It undermines the ability of forces to do their job, nail the baddies and provide Mr & Mrs Upright with the protection per tax pound that they – rightly or wrongly – assume is there when needed.