Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) assume, presume, take for granted (take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof) "I assume his train was late"
- S: (v) assume, adopt, take on, take over (take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities) "When will the new President assume office?"
- S: (v) assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take (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"
- S: (v) bear, take over, accept, assume (take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person) "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
- S: (v) assume, take, strike, take up (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"
- S: (v) assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate (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"
- S: (v) simulate, assume, sham, feign (make a pretence of) "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
- S: (v) assume (take up someone's soul into heaven) "This is the day when Mary was assumed into heaven"
- S: (v) wear, put on, get into, don, assume (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"