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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sume v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assumed p. pr. & vb. n. Assuming.]
 1. To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly.
    Trembling they stand while Jove assumes the throne.   --Pope.
    The god assumed his native form again.   --Pope.
 2. To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
    The consequences of assumed principles.   --Whewell.
 3. To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
    Ambition assuming the mask of religion.   --Porteus.
    Assume a virtue, if you have it not.   --Shak.
 4. To receive or adopt.
    The sixth was a young knight of lesser renown and lower rank, assumed into that honorable company.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Syn: -- To arrogate; usurp; appropriate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sum·ing, a. Pretentious; taking much upon one's self; presumptuous.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : excessively forward; "an assumptive person"; "on a subject
            like this it would be too assuming for me to decide";
            "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous
            servants" [syn: assumptive, presumptuous]