Synonyms for (verb) assume

Synonyms: don, get into, assume, wear, put on

Definition: put clothing on one's body

Usage: 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

Similar words: get dressed, dress

Definition: put on clothes

Usage: we had to dress quickly; dress the patient; Can the child dress by herself?


Synonyms: acquire, adopt, assume, take, take on

Definition: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Usage: 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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: take for granted, assume, presume

Definition: take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

Usage: I assume his train was late

Similar words: anticipate, expect

Definition: regard something as probable or likely

Usage: The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow


Synonyms: assume

Definition: take up someone's soul into heaven

Usage: This is the day when May was assumed into heaven

Similar words: invite, take in, receive

Definition: express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Usage: The community warmly received the refugees


Synonyms: assume, sham, simulate, feign

Definition: make a pretence of

Usage: She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger; he feigned sleep

Similar words: dissemble, pretend, act

Definition: behave unnaturally or affectedly

Usage: She's just acting


Synonyms: strike, take, take up, assume

Definition: occupy or take on

Usage: 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

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: take over, seize, usurp, assume, arrogate

Definition: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Usage: 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

Similar words: take

Definition: take by force

Usage: Hitler took the Baltic Republics; The army took the fort on the hill


Synonyms: bear, accept, assume, take over

Definition: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

Usage: I'll accept the charges; She agreed to bear the responsibility

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks


Synonyms: assume, adopt, take on, take over

Definition: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Usage: When will the new President assume office?

Similar words: take office

Definition: assume an office, duty, or title

Usage: When will the new President take office?