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assume
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —9 uses as in:
I assume it's true
Definition
to accept something as true without proof
  • China might be welcoming, but in Japan, it would be foolish to assume that they'd find friendly civilians.
    p. 225.9
assume = accept as true
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Though Pete earned grades little better than Louie's failing ones, his principal assumed that he was a straight-A student.
    p. 8.4
  • assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • He scrubbed the kitchen floor to surprise his mother, but she assumed that Pete had done it.
    p. 12.2
  • assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • Cunningham tried to join the navy, but recruiters, seeing his grotesquely scarred legs, assumed that he was too crippled to serve.
    p. 44.9
  • assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • The Zero pilot, surely seeing the top turret smashed and the waist windows vacant, had probably assumed that the gunners were all dead.
    p. 100.6
  • assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • He knew his back had been badly scraped as he had escaped the wreckage, and he assumed this was the source of his pain.
    p. 129.1
  • assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • Sylvia, who, like the rest of the family, assumed that Louie had gone down in the ocean, told her mother not to worry.
    p. 139.0
  • assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • The men around Louie froze; the man approaching, he assumed, must be an officer.
    p. 191.1
  • assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • Once, when a group of reporters shuffled in to interview Louie, they crowded around Pete, assuming that of the two men, this haggard one had to be the POW.
    p. 329.5
assuming = accepting as true (without really knowing)
There are no more uses of "assume" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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2  —2 uses as in:
She assumed power
Definition
beginning to take power or responsibility
  • The navy assumed command of the rescue effort.
    p. 132.0
assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
  • Fitzgerald forked forward on his crutches and assumed the duties of senior POW.
    p. 277.2
assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
There are no more uses of "assume" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®