- This matter has assumed considerable importance.
- In the story the god assumes the form of an eagle.
- In his dreams, the mountains assumed enormous importance.
- "The god assumes a human form" (John Ruskin).
Cobuild 3: VERB △ If something assumes a particular quality, it begins to have that quality (= take on).
AMH 3 △ To take on; adopt:
- He assumed an air of concern.
- The queen assumed a velvet robe.
AMH 4 △ To put on; don:
AMH 5 △ To affect the appearance or possession of; feign.