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  • 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
  • take up someone's soul into heaven
    • This is the day when May was assumed into heaven
  • make a pretence of
    • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
    • he feigned sleep
  • 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
  • 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
  • take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    • I'll accept the charges
    • She agreed to bear the responsibility
  • 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
  • take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    • When will the new President assume office?
  • take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    • I assume his train was late
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