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