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assume
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I assume it's true
Definition
to accept something as true without proof
  • Even assuming that to be true, how could you be sure they were still in Connecticut?
    p. 28.0
assuming = accepting as true (without really knowing)
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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
  • "Sir, I've summat to say as makes sense," he announced, assuming a bold tone, "and there's more than one witness to prove it."
    p. 213.8
assuming = taking on or adopting

(editor's note:  In this context, summat is a synonym for something. It is non-standard.)
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