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."

Usage Examples:

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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