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Assume - Tibyarhisa. Titekela fanelo. Tshemba.

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Definition of assume
- Assume v
- Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late" [syn: {presume}, {take for granted}]
- Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?" [syn: {adopt}, {take on}, {take over}]
- Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables" [syn: {acquire}, {adopt}, {take on}, {take}]
- Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility" [syn: {bear}, {take over}, {accept}]
- Occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose" [syn: {take}, {strike}, {take up}]
- Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died" [syn: {usurp}, {seize}, {take over}, {arrogate}]
- Make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [syn: {simulate}, {sham}, {feign}]
- Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
- Put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans" [syn: {wear}, {put on}, {get into}, {don}]
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