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Synonyms for assume

Synonyms for assume

to put (an article of clothing) on one's person

to take on or give a false appearance of

to take for granted without proof

to lay claim to for oneself or as one's right

Synonyms for assume

take to be the case or to be true

take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

occupy or take on

seize and take control without authority and possibly with force

make a pretence of

take up someone's soul into heaven

put clothing on one's body

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But Aristotle also thinks of nature as something fixed and immutable; and therefore sanctions the institution of slavery, which assumes that what men are that they will always be, and sets up an artificial barrier to their ever becoming anything else.
Hideous egotist," said O-Tar, "prepare to die and assume not to dictate to O-Tar the jeddak.
Immediately this musty record of man's land lust assumes the formidableness of a battle--the quick struggling with the dust.
The learned professor assumes that while a long-continued war had strengthened rather than weakened the instinct of paternal devotion, it had also dulled other humanitarian instincts, and raised to the first magnitude the law of the survival of the fittest, with the result that when the exodus took place the strong, the intelligent, and the cunning, together with their offspring, crossed the waters of the Channel or the North Sea to the continent, leaving in unhappy England only the helpless inmates of asylums for the feebleminded and insane.
He now dawns on the view in amicable relations with a third lady--and assumes the mystic character of Mrs.
During her delirium the idea of Miss Roseberry's identity ferments in her brain, and assumes its present perverted form.
For myself, I will simply say that it is defective, because it assumes that the angular diameter of the moon has been completely determined, which is not the case.
It assumes a slightly elliptical form, and is surrounded by an enclosure of annular ramparts, which on the east and west overlook the outer plain from a height of 15,000 feet.
A long list could easily be given of 'sporting plants;' by this term gardeners mean a single bud or offset, which suddenly assumes a new and sometimes very different character from that of the rest of the plant.
The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
Meanwhile the lion's head nodded at Grandfather with as polite and sociable a look as a lion's visage, carved in oak, could possibly be expected to assume.
The face is an object of curiosity for years or centuries, and by and by a boy is born whose features gradually assume the aspect of that portrait.
Some would wear the Northwest button, and a formidable dirk, and assume something of a military air.
Then we may fairly assume that they are two, and that they differ from one another; the one with which man reasons, we may call the rational principle of the soul, the other, with which he loves and hungers and thirsts and feels the flutterings of any other desire, may be termed the irrational or appetitive, the ally of sundry pleasures and satisfactions?
Behind it lay a few desolate fields, and then the brown heath-clad summit of the hill; before it (enclosed by stone walls, and entered by an iron gate, with large balls of grey granite - similar to those which decorated the roof and gables - surmounting the gate-posts) was a garden, - once stocked with such hard plants and flowers as could best brook the soil and climate, and such trees and shrubs as could best endure the gardener's torturing shears, and most readily assume the shapes he chose to give them, - now, having been left so many years untilled and untrimmed, abandoned to the weeds and the grass, to the frost and the wind, the rain and the drought, it presented a very singular appearance indeed.