• 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"
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.