Synonyms of assumption


1. premise, premiss, assumption, postulate, posit

usage: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"

2. assumption, supposition, supposal, hypothesis, possibility, theory

usage: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"

3. assumption, laying claim, acquisition

usage: the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"

4. Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15, holy day of obligation

usage: celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church

5. Assumption, miracle

usage: (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended

6. presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption, audacity, audaciousness

usage: audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"

7. assumption, act, deed, human action, human activity

usage: the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"

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