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Synonyms for assumption

Synonyms for (noun) assumption

Synonyms: assumption, laying claim Definition: the act of taking possession of or power over something Usage: his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba; the Nazi assumption of power in 1934; he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts

Similar words: acquisition Definition: the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something Usage: the acquisition of wealth; the acquisition of one company by another

Synonyms: assumption Definition: the act of assuming or taking for granted Usage: your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted

Similar words: human action, human activity, deed, act Definition: something that people do or cause to happen

Synonyms: assumption, presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery Definition: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to Usage: he despised them for their presumptuousness

Similar words: audaciousness, audacity Definition: aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery Usage: he had the audacity to question my decision

Synonyms: assumption, supposal, supposition Definition: a hypothesis that is taken for granted Usage: any society is built upon certain assumptions

Similar words: theory, possibility, hypothesis Definition: a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena Usage: a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory; he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

Synonyms: assumption, premise, premiss Definition: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn Usage: on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play

Similar words: posit, postulate Definition: (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

Synonyms: Assumption Definition: (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended

Similar words: miracle Definition: a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent

Synonyms: Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15 Definition: celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church

Similar words: holy day of obligation Definition: a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion