V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a belief thought to be true but not proven to be so; 2. the taking over of responsibility or taking something upon oneself; 3. overly high expectation
Synonyms: conjecture, guess, supposition, premise, presumption, appropriation, undertaking
Antonyms: certainty, fact, abdication
Tips: In religious discourse, "Assumption" is capitalized and can refer to a belief among some Christians that the Virgin Mary ascended to heaven at the time of her death. The related verb assume means "to make an assumption, take control of something, or to take on as in a responsibility."
The expression "don't judge a book by its cover" means that you shouldn't make assumptions about people before you get to know them. (presumptions, suppositions)
The assumption of control by the committee was slow but pervasive. (appropriation, undertaking)
Don't assume that just because I'm laughing, I'm happy with the situation. (believe, suppose) verb
When the president of the company resigned, the new president assumed his position and the responsibilities that went with it. (took control, took responsibility) verb
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