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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Excessively forward; Also: Taking upon oneself.

Usage examples (37)
  • People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it.
  • Verb (used with object) : to assume that everyone wants peace. ,to assume an obligation. ,to assume the office of treasurer. ,He assumed the style of...
  • He can continue pouring our assets down that rat hole until the end of his term assuming he is not removed by impeachment.
  • "re-annexation" of Texas, the term assuming that as a part of Louisiana it had always been ours since 1803. for more
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