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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assume  \As*sume"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Assumed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Assuming}.]  [L.  assumere  ad  +  sumere  to  take  sub  + 
  emere  to  take  buy:  cf  F.  assumer.  See  {Redeem}.] 
  1.  To  take  to  or  upon  one's  self  to  take  formally  and 
  demonstratively;  sometimes  to  appropriate  or  take 
  unjustly. 
 
  Trembling  they  stand  while  Jove  assumes  the  throne. 
  --Pope. 
 
  The  god  assumed  his  native  form  again  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  take  for  granted,  or  without  proof;  to  suppose  as  a 
  fact  to  suppose  or  take  arbitrarily  or  tentatively. 
 
  The  consequences  of  assumed  principles.  --Whewell. 
 
  3.  To  pretend  to  possess;  to  take  in  appearance. 
 
  Ambition  assuming  the  mask  of  religion.  --Porteus. 
 
  Assume  a  virtue,  if  you  have  it  not  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  receive  or  adopt. 
 
  The  sixth  was  a  young  knight  of  lesser  renown  and 
  lower  rank,  assumed  into  that  honorable  company. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Syn:  To  arrogate;  usurp;  appropriate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assuming  \As*sum"ing\,  a. 
  Pretentious;  taking  much  upon  one's  self  presumptuous. 
  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assuming 
  adj  :  excessively  forward;  "an  assumptive  person";  "on  a  subject 
  like  this  it  would  be  too  assuming  for  me  to  decide"; 
  "the  duchess  would  not  put  up  with  presumptuous 
  servants"  [syn:  {assumptive},  {presumptuous}] 




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