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assume

verb [T] (TAKE CONTROL)    /əˈsjuːm/ US  /-ˈsuːm/
C2 to take or begin to have responsibility or control, sometimes without the right to do so, or to begin to have a characteristic: The new president assumes office at midnight tonight. The terrorists assumed control of the plane and forced it to land in the desert. The issue has assumed considerable political proportions (= has become a big political problem).Controlling and being in charge
(Definition of assume verb (TAKE CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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