Synonyms of assume in English:
1 I assumed he wanted me to keep the book
presume, suppose, take it, take for granted, take as read, take it as given, presuppose, conjecture, surmise, conclude, come to the conclusion, deduce, infer, draw the inference, reckon, reason, guess, imagine, think, fancy, suspect, expect, accept, believe, be of the opinion, understand, be given to understand, gather, glean;
North American figure
3 the disease may assume epidemic proportions
acquire, take on, adopt, come to have
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