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assume

Synonyms of assume in English:

verb

  • 1 I assumed he wanted me to keep the book
    presume, suppose, take it (as given), take for granted, take as read, conjecture, surmise, conclude, deduce, infer, reckon, reason, think, fancy, believe, understand, gather, figure
  • 2 he assumed a Southern accent
    affect, adopt, impersonate, put on, simulate, feign, fake
  • 3 the disease may assume epidemic proportions
    acquire, take on, come to have
  • 4 they are to assume more responsibility
    accept, shoulder, bear, undertake, take on/up, manage, handle, deal with
  • 5 he assumed control of their finances
    seize, take (over), appropriate, commandeer, expropriate, hijack, wrest, arrogate, usurp
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