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The Merchant of Venice
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assume
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The Merchant of Venice
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as in: She assumed a false identity Define
to take on (adopt, wear, strike a pose or appearance of) -- often while pretending or disguising
  • There is no vice so simple but assumes
    Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.

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  • She assumed the identify of her victim until the body was found.
  • She thinks the aliens can assume human form.

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unspecified meaning
  • I will assume desert.
  • How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars; Who, inward search’d, have livers white as milk; And these assume but valour’s excrement To render them redoubted!

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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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