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assume
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Animal Farm
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as in: I assume it's true Define
to accept something as true without proof
  • The animals had assumed as a matter of course that these would be shared out equally; one day, however, the order went forth that all the windfalls were to be collected and brought to the harness-room for the use of the pigs.
  • The shed where Snowball had drawn his plans of the windmill had been shut up and it was assumed that the plans had been rubbed off the floor.

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  • Too many farmers had assumed, without due enquiry, that on such a farm a spirit of licence and indiscipline would prevail.

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  • I assume she was at school today, but I don’t remember actually seeing her.
  • Let’s assume that 80% of the people who said they will come to the party will actually show up.

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as in: She assumed power Define
beginning to take power or responsibility
  • With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership.

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  • The dictator assumed control of the country at midnight this morning.
  • When she adopted the baby boy, she assumed responsibility for taking care of him.

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as in: I assume it's true Define
to accept something as true without proof
as in: She assumed power Define
beginning to take power or responsibility
as in: She assumed a false identity Define
to take on (adopt, wear, strike a pose or appearance of) -- often while pretending or disguising
as in: assumed into heaven Define
to take up or receive someone into heaven
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