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assume
used in The Hunger Games

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
I assume it's true
Definition
to accept something as true without proof
  • I always assumed the shopkeepers live a soft life.
    p. 309.9
assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing for sure)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Then Cinna enters with what I assume is my dress, but I can't really see it because it's covered.
    p. 120.4
  • They assume the booby trap was faulty, but that the tribute who blew up the supplies was killed doing it.
    p. 225.0
  • But he also knows there's two of us and probably assumes we were hunting Foxface.
    p. 321.7
  • assumes = accepts as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • It should be sending off smoke for a few more hours, although I doubt Cato assumes anything at this point.
    p. 322.9
  • In the gloom, I see a makeshift wall about ten yards away and assume Peeta's behind it.
    p. 356.4

There are no more uses of "assume" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

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2  —1 use as in:
She assumed a false identity
Definition
to take on (adopt, wear, strike a pose or appearance of) — often while pretending or disguising
  • I try to capture the calm demeanor my mother assumes when handling particularly bad cases.
    p. 256.4
assumes = takes on or adopts
There are no more uses of "assume" flagged with this meaning in The Hunger Games.

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