2011년 8월 27일 토요일

Dic: assume (as a meaning of take on or put on)

  • 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).
OALD 3: assume something (formal)  to begin to have a particular quality or appearance (= take on).
Cobuild 3: VERB  If something assumes a particular quality, it begins to have that quality (= take on).
AMH 3  To take on; adopt:

CF.
  • He assumed an air of concern.
  • The queen assumed a velvet robe.
OALD 4: assume something (formal) to pretend to have a particular feeling or quality (= put on)
AMH 4  To put on; don:
AMH 5  To affect the appearance or possession of; feign.

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