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 for assume
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assume \As*sume"\, v. i.
     1. To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due.
        --Bp. Burnet.
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     2. (Law) To undertake, as by a promise. --Burrill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assume \As*sume"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assumed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Assuming.] [L. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub +
     emere to take, buy: cf. F. assumer. See Redeem.]
     1. To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and
        demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take
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              Trembling they stand while Jove assumes the throne.
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              The god assumed his native form again. --Pope.
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     2. To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a
        fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
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              The consequences of assumed principles. --Whewell.
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     3. To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
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              Ambition assuming the mask of religion. --Porteus.
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              Assume a virtue, if you have it not.  --Shak.
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     4. To receive or adopt.
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              The sixth was a young knight of lesser renown and
              lower rank, assumed into that honorable company.
                                                    --Sir W.
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     Syn: To arrogate; usurp; appropriate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: take to be the case or to be true; accept without
           verification or proof; "I assume his train was late" [syn:
           assume, presume, take for granted]
      2: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will
         the new President assume office?" [syn: assume, adopt,
         take on, take over]
      3: 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" [syn: assume,
         acquire, adopt, take on, take]
      4: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
         "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the
         responsibility" [syn: bear, take over, accept,
      5: 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"
         [syn: assume, take, strike, take up]
      6: 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" [syn: assume, usurp, seize, take
         over, arrogate]
      7: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though
         she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [syn:
         simulate, assume, sham, feign]
      8: take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May
         was assumed into heaven"
      9: 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" [syn: wear, put on, get into,
         don, assume]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  273 Moby Thesaurus words for "assume":
     accept, account as, accroach, acquire, act, act a part, act like,
     admit, adopt, affect, affirm, allegorize, allow, allude to,
     appropriate, arrogate, assert, assume, assume command, attack,
     attempt, aver, be afraid, believe, bluff, borrow, bring,
     bring to mind, buckle to, call for, camouflage, change, chorus,
     cloak, colonize, come by, come in for, commandeer, comprise,
     conceal, concede, conceive, conclude, connote, conquer, consider,
     contain, copy, counterfeit, cover up, crib, dare, daresay, deduce,
     deem, derive, derive from, disguise, dissemble, dissimulate, ditto,
     divine, do, do a bit, do like, don, drag down, dramatize, draw,
     draw from, draw on, dream, dress in, echo, embark in, embark upon,
     employ, encroach, endeavor, engage in, enslave, entail, enter on,
     enter upon, esteem, estimate, expect, fake, fall into, fall to,
     fancy, feel, feign, forge, four-flush, gain, gammon, gather, get,
     get into, get on, get under way, go about, go at, go in for,
     go into, go like, go upon, grab, grant, guess, have, have a hunch,
     have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have at,
     have coming in, have the idea, hazard, hide, hint, histrionize,
     hog, hoke, hoke up, hold, hold as, imagine, imitate, implicate,
     imply, import, indent, infer, infringe, insinuate, intimate,
     invade, involve, judge, jump a claim, launch forth, launch into,
     lay about, lead to, let, let be, let on, let on like, look upon as,
     maintain, make a pretense, make as if, make believe, make bold,
     make free, make free with, make like, make out like, make use of,
     mask, mean, mean to say, mirror, mock, monopolize,
     mount the throne, move into, obtain, occupy, opine, overact,
     overrun, pirate, pitch into, plagiarize, play, play God,
     play a part, play a scene, play possum, playact, plunge into,
     point indirectly to, posit, postulate, predicate, preempt,
     prefigure, premise, preoccupy, prepossess, presume, presuppose,
     presurmise, pretend, pretend to, proceed to, profess,
     provisionally accept, pull, pull down, put on, put on airs,
     receive, reckon, reecho, reflect, regard, repeat, repute, require,
     requisition, say, secure, seize, seize power, seize the throne,
     set about, set at, set down as, set forward, set going, set to,
     sham, simulate, sit on, slip on, snatch, squat on, steal, strike,
     subjugate, subsume, suggest, suppose, surmise, suspect, tackle,
     take, take all of, take charge, take command, take for,
     take for granted, take in, take it, take it all, take on,
     take over, take possession, take possession of, take the helm,
     take the lead, take the liberty, take to be, take up, think, throw,
     trespass, trow, tug the heartstrings, turn to, understand,
     undertake, use, usurp, venture, venture upon, view as, wear,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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