Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
assume /ə'sju:m/
  • ngoại động từ
    • mang, khoác, có, lấy (cái vẻ, tính chất...)
      • his illness assumes a very grave character: bệnh của anh ta có vẻ nặng
      • to assume the name of: mang tên là, lấy tên là
    • làm ra vẻ, giả bộ
      • to assume a look of innocence: làm ra vẻ ngây thơ
      • to assume airs: lên mặt, lên râu, làm ra vẻ ta đây
    • cho rằng (là đúng); giả sử (là đúng), thừa nhận
      • let's assume that this is true: chúng ta hãy cho điều này là đúng
    • nắm lấy, chiếm lấy
      • to assume power: nắm chính quyền
    • đảm đương, gánh vác, nhận vào mình
      • to assume responsibility: gánh vác một trách nhiệm
    • to assume measures
      • áp dụng những biện pháp
    • to assume the offensive
      • (quân sự) chuyển sang thế tấn công
Concise Dictionary
+take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
+take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
+take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
+take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
+occupy or take on
+seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
+make a pretence of
+take up someone's soul into heaven
+put clothing on one's body

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 accept, adopt, take, use, employ; arrogate, appropriate, take over or up, undertake:
Who will assume the leadership of the party?
2 take on (oneself), take upon (oneself), put or try on, don, adopt; acquire:
Whenever she delivered the information, she assumed the disguise of an old man. That trivial dispute has assumed gargantuan proportions.
3 presume, suppose, believe, fancy, expect, think, presuppose, take, take for granted, surmise, Chiefly US guess:
When I saw the knife in his hand, I assumed the chef was going to slice a lemon. The king assumed he had the cooperation of Parliament.
4 pretend to, feign, sham, counterfeit, simulate, sham, affect, fake:
Though she cared deeply, she assumed a devil-may-care attitude.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 to think or accept that sth is true but without having proof of it: [V (that)] It is reasonable to assume (that) the economy will continue to improve. + Let us assume for a moment that the plan succeeds. + I hope to go to college next year, always assuming (that) I pass my exams. + She would, he assumed, be home at the usual time. + [VN that] It is generally assumed that stress is caused by too much work. + [VN] Don't always assume the worst (= that sth bad has happened). + In this example we have assumed a unit price of $10. + [VN to inf] I had assumed him to be a Belgian.
2 [VN] (formal) to take or begin to have power or responsibility: The court assumed responsibility for the girl's welfare. + Rebel forces have assumed control of the capital.
3 [VN] (formal) to begin to have a particular quality or appearance
Synonym: TAKE ON
This matter has assumed considerable importance. + In the story the god assumes the form of an eagle.
4 [VN] (formal) to pretend to have a particular feeling or quality
Synonym: PUT ON
He assumed an air of concern.
Collocation Dictionary


automatically, naturally
I automatically assumed that you knew about this.
| reasonably, safely
I think we can safely assume that this situation will continue.


can, might | tend to | be fair to, be reasonable to, be safe to
It is reasonable to assume that the economy will continue to improve.
| be a mistake to, be wrong to | be easy to
It's all too easy to assume that people know what they are doing.


let us assume
Let us assume for a moment that the plan succeeds.

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