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Assume

To take for granted; suppose
The study assumes that prices will rise.
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Resume

Begin again or continue after a pause or interruption
A day later normal service was resumed
The talks resumed in April
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Assume

To take upon oneself (a duty or obligation)
Assume responsibility.
Assume another's debts.
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Resume

A summary
I gave him a quick résumé of events
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Assume

To undertake the duties of (an office)
Assumed the presidency.
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Resume

Another term for curriculum vitae
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Assume

To take on (an appearance, role, or form, for example); adopt
"The god assumes a human form" (John Ruskin).
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Resume

A brief account of one's professional or work experience and qualifications, often submitted with an employment application.
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Assume

To pretend to have; feign
Assume an air of authority.
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Resume

A summary
A résumé of the facts of the case.
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Assume

To take over without justification; seize
Assume control.
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Resume

To begin or take up again after interruption
Resumed our dinner.
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Assume

To clothe oneself in; don
The queen assumed a velvet robe.
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Resume

To assume, take, or occupy again
The dog resumed its post by the door.
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Assume

To take up or receive into heaven.
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Resume

To take on or take back again
Resumed my original name.
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Assume

To make a supposition; suppose or believe
"Is Kay's husband coming to dinner too?" "I assume so.".
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Resume

To begin again or continue after interruption.
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Assume

To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof
We assume that, as her parents were dentists, she knows quite a bit about dentistry.
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Resume

To take back possession of (something).
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Assume

To take on a position, duty or form
Mr. Jones will assume the position of a lifeguard until a proper replacement is found.
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Resume

To summarise.
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Assume

To adopt a feigned quality or manner; to claim without right; to arrogate
He assumed an air of indifference
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Resume

(transitive) To start (something) again that has been stopped or paused from the point at which it was stopped or paused; continue, carry on.
We will resume this discussion tomorrow at nine.
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Assume

To receive, adopt (a person)
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Resume

(intransitive) To start again after an interruption or pause.
Normal service has resumed.
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Assume

To adopt (an idea or cause)
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Resume

A summary or synopsis.
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Assume

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.
The god assumed his native form again.
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Resume

A summary or account of education and employment experiences and qualifications; a curriculum vitae (often for presentation to a potential future employer when applying for a job).
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Assume

To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
The consequences of assumed principles.
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Resume

A summing up; a condensed statement; an abridgment or brief recapitulation.
The exellent little résumé thereof in Dr. Landsborough's book.
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Assume

To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
Ambition assuming the mask of religion.
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
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Resume

To take back.
The sun, like this, from which our sight we have,Gazed on too long, resumes the light he gave.
Perhaps God will resume the blessing he has bestowed ere he attains the age of manhood.
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Assume

To receive or adopt.
The sixth was a young knight of lesser renown and lower rank, assumed into that honorable company.
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Resume

To enter upon, or take up again.
Reason resumed her place, and Passion fled.
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Assume

To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due.
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Resume

To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse.
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Assume

To undertake, as by a promise.
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Resume

Short descriptive summary (of events)
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Assume

Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof;
I assume his train was late
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Resume

A summary of your academic and work history
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Assume

Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities;
When will the new President assume office?
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Resume

Take up or begin anew;
We resumed the negotiations
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Assume

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
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Resume

Return to a previous location or condition;
The painting resumed its old condition when we restored it
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Assume

Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
I'll accept the charges
She agreed to bear the responsibility
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Resume

Assume anew;
Resume a title
Resume an office
Resume one's duties
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Assume

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
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Resume

Give a summary (of);
He summed up his results
I will now summarize
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Assume

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
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Assume

Make a pretence of;
She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
He feigned sleep
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Assume

Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven;
This is the day when May was assumed into heaven
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Assume

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
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