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Related / Similar Words: wear, put on, get into, don, acquire, adopt, take on, take, presume, take for granted, simulate, sham, feign, strike, take up, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate, bear, accept

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late";
  • Christianity, obsolete; take up someone''s soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven";
  • make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep";
  • 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";
  • 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 on as one''s own the expenses or debts of another person; "I''ll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility";
  • take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?";

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    Hyponyms: hat, try on, try, scarf, slip on, re-assume, presuppose, suppose, play, feint, annex, appropriate, capture, seize, conquer, preoccupy, raid, face the music, carry-the can, resume

     

    Grouped Verbs: fill, take

     

    Derivational Morphology: clothing, article of clothing, vesture, wear, presumption, given, precondition, premise, premiss, assumption, supposition, supposal, Assumption, pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning, imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, malingerer, skulker, confiscation, arrogation, arrogator, coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover, usurpation, usurper, supplanter, laying claim

     

     
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