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assume
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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as in: I assume it's true Define
to accept something as true without proof
  • Unfortunately it [Himmelstoss’s system to prevent bed-wetting] accomplished nothing because the first assumption was wrong: it was not laziness in either of them.

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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: 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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