gerund or present participle: assuming
suppose to be the case, without proof. "topics which assume detailed knowledge of local events"
synonyms:presume, suppose, take it, take for granted, take as read, take it as given, presuppose, conjecture, surmise, conclude, come to the conclusion, deduce, infer, draw the inference, reckon, reason, guess, imagine, think, fancy, suspect, expect, accept, believe, be of the opinion, understand, be given to understand, gather, glean; More
archaicween "I assumed he wanted me to keep the book"
take or begin to have (power or responsibility).
"he assumed full responsibility for all organizational work"
synonyms:accept, shoulder, bear, undertake, take on, take up, take on oneself, manage, handle, deal with, get to grips with, turn one's hand to
"the children are to assume as much responsibility as possible"
seize (power or control).
"the rebels assumed control of the capital"
synonyms:seize, take, take possession of, take over, take away, appropriate, commandeer, expropriate, confiscate, requisition, hijack, wrest, usurp, pre-empt, arrogate to oneself, help oneself to, claim, lay claim to
"Edward I used the conflict to assume control of Scotland"
begin to have (a specified quality, appearance, or extent).
"militant activity had assumed epidemic proportions"
synonyms:acquire, take on, adopt, come to have
"the disease may assume epidemic proportions"
take on or adopt (a manner or identity), sometimes falsely.
"Oliver assumed an expression of penitence"
synonyms:feign, fake, put on, simulate, counterfeit, sham, affect, adopt, impersonate More
"he had assumed a stage Southern accent"
false, fictitious, invented, made-up,concocted, feigned, pretended, faked,fake, bogus, sham, spurious,counterfeit, pseudo, make-believe,improvised, affected, adopted;
informalpretend, phoney, pseud;
"he may have travelled under an assumed name"