Suppose vs. Assume
Suppose and Assume Definitions
To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation
Suppose we win the lottery.
To take for granted; suppose
The study assumes that prices will rise.
To believe, especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps.
To take upon oneself (a duty or obligation)
Assume another's debts.
To consider to be probable or likely
I suppose it will rain.
To undertake the duties of (an office)
Assumed the presidency.
To imply as an antecedent condition; presuppose
"Patience must suppose pain" (Samuel Johnson).
To take on (an appearance, role, or form, for example); adopt
"The god assumes a human form" (John Ruskin).
To consider as a suggestion
Suppose we dine together.
To pretend to have; feign
Assume an air of authority.
To imagine; conjecture.
To take over without justification; seize
(transitive) To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe.
I suppose we all agree that this is the best solution.
To clothe oneself in; don
The queen assumed a velvet robe.
(transitive) To theorize or hypothesize.
Suppose that A implies B and B implies C. Then A implies C.
To take up or receive into heaven.
(transitive) To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
To make a supposition; suppose or believe
"Is Kay's husband coming to dinner too?" "I assume so.".
To reckon to be, to account or esteem as.
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.
(transitive) To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature.
Purpose supposes foresight.
To take on a position, duty or form
Mr. Jones will assume the position of a lifeguard until a proper replacement is found.
(transitive) To put by fraud in the place of another.
To adopt a feigned quality or manner; to claim without right; to arrogate
He assumed an air of indifference
To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result?
Suppose they take offence without a cause.
When we have as great assurance that a thing is, as we could possibly, supposing it were, we ought not to make any doubt of its existence.
To receive, adopt (a person)
To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
How easy is a bush supposed a bear!
Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men, the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead.
To adopt (an idea or cause)
To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight.
One falsehood always supposes another, and renders all you can say suspected.
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.
To put by fraud in the place of another.
To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
The consequences of assumed principles.
To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion.
To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
Ambition assuming the mask of religion.
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
To receive or adopt.
The sixth was a young knight of lesser renown and lower rank, assumed into that honorable company.
Express a supposition;
Let us say that he did not tell the truth
Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?
To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due.
Expect, believe, or suppose;
I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
I thought to find her in a bad state
He didn't think to find her in the kitchen
I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
To undertake, as by a promise.
To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof;
I assume his train was late
Take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand;
I presuppose that you have done your work
Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities;
When will the new President assume office?
Require as a necessary antecedent or precondition;
This step presupposes two prior ones
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
Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
I'll accept the charges
She agreed to bear the responsibility
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
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
Make a pretence of;
She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
He feigned sleep
Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven;
This is the day when May was assumed into heaven
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