Quotes containing word "assume"

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Sell also: accept, acquire, adopt, bear, Don, feign, presume, seize, sham, simulate, strike, take, wear

Definitions and meanings of word "assume"

• Verb: take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; example: "I assume his train was late"

• Verb: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; example: "When will the new President assume office?"

• Verb: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; examples: "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"

• Verb: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; examples: "I'll accept the charges", "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

• Verb: occupy or take on; examples: "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"

• Verb: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; examples: "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"

• Verb: make a pretence of; examples: "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger", "he feigned sleep"

• Verb: take up someone's soul into heaven; example: "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"

• Verb: put clothing on one's body; examples: "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"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "assume"

Max Planck
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German Physicist, Scientist
Friday 23 April 1858 - Saturday 4 October 1947
Dave Barry
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American Author, Journalist
Born Thursday 3 July 1947
Lucas Papademos
2 quotes about assume
Greek Politician, Economist
Born Saturday 11 October 1947
Robert Casey
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American Politician
Saturday 9 January 1932 - Tuesday 30 May 2000
H. L. Mencken
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American Writer, Critic, Journalist, Editor, Scholar
Sunday 12 September 1880 - Sunday 29 January 1956
George Orwell
2 quotes about assume
British Novelist, Author, Journalist
Thursday 25 June 1903 - Saturday 21 January 1950
Keith Olbermann
one quote about assume
American Writer, Journalist
Born Tuesday 27 January 1959
Fredrik Bajer
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Danish Writer, Politician
Friday 21 April 1837 - Sunday 22 January 1922
Amy Adams
one quote about assume
American Actress
Born Tuesday 20 August 1974
Milton Friedman
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American Economist
Wednesday 31 July 1912 - Thursday 16 November 2006
Christopher Darden
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American Writer, Lawyer, Lecturer
Born Saturday 7 April 1956
Mitch Daniels
one quote about assume
American Politician
Born Thursday 7 April 1949

Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.

H. L. Mencken

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Once the Republicans get rolling, they assume they're going to win everything. They are zealots, and zealots assume the last five percent of whatever their plan is will be taken care of by their own greatness or momentum or divinity.

Keith Olbermann

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Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.

Milton Friedman

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Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.

Thomas Sowell

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I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled.

Amy Adams

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On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement.

Fredrik Bajer

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Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.

Dave Barry

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I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.

Bob Iger

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Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship.

Dave Barry

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Never assume, no matter how strong the temptation, that other people are low-life lying manipulators without a shred of human decency.

Dinesh D'Souza

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We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don't believe in Americans, who will?

Mitch Daniels

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It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn't want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don't like me and I don't think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context.

Christopher Darden

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I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.

Frantz Fanon

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I answered their questions truthfully and honestly, but I would prefer not to say more. I assume the information was routed back and that is why I was not called to testify.

Jeff Gannon

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It's rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable, to assume that our investigators travel around the country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses to lie on the witness stand. We just don't operate that way.

Jim Garrison

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People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team - make-up, costume and a driver - but usually, in a war zone, there's only me and the cameraman.

Kate Adie

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Normally I can balance two or three things. The problem is when you're out of work and don't have anything to balance. I think people assume you're always busy. You go through dry spells.

Marvin Hamlisch

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A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjold

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One of the great problems with Americans is that - being a decent people - they assume that everyone else is equally decent.

Meir Kahane

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Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.

Peter Drucker

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