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One entry found for assume.
Main Entry: as·sume
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresssüm
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): as·sumed; as·sum·ing
1 : to take upon oneself <assume control> <assumed the presidency>
2 : TAKE ON 3, receive <it assumes greater importance now>
3 : to pretend to have or be : PUT ON <immediately assumed a look of innocence>
4 : to take as true : SUPPOSE <I assumed he knew>

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