2. appease, satisfy, slake, quench; indulge, gratify, sate, satiate; deaden, dull, blunt, obtund, take the edge off of; allay, lay, tranquilize, lull, put to rest; quell, still, quiet, silence, hush; smother, check, curb.
3. mollify, soften, Rare, lenify, soothe, Brit., Australian. dill, Archaic, attemper; pacify, calm, calm down, subdue, compose, comfort, solace, console; succor, remedy, heal; pour oil on troubled waters.
assuagement, n. 1. relief, easing, easement, letup, respite, remission; abatement, mitigation, alleviation, palliation; softening, mollification, soothing, comfort; sedative, tranquilizer, alleviative, palliative, lenitive, balm, Med. calmative, anodyne, Med. analgesic.
2. satisfaction, appeasement, gratification, fulfillment, satiation; refreshment, refection, repast, collation.
assume, v. 1. suppose, presuppose, premise, presume, take for granted; postulate, posit, predicate, theorize, hypothesize, hypothecate, speculate; suspect, imagine, surmise, guess; believe, fancy, think; infer, Inf. take it, understand, gather, conjecture, divine, intuit.
2. undertake, enter upon, begin, set about; take upon oneself, put on oneself, accept; try one's hand at, endeavor, venture, attempt; shoulder, take care of, attend to, take responsibility for, burden oneself with.
3. adopt, take on, take the part of, appear as, seem to be, pose as; impersonate, imitate, mimic, copy, ape, Inf. make like; affect, feign, simulate, counterfeit, sham; put on, don, endue, pretend to.
4. appropriate, arrogate, accroach, usurp; take over, adopt, seize, commandeer, expropriate, make free with.
assumed, adj. 1. pretended, feigned, adopted; fictitious, make-believe, false, sham; counterfeit, spurious, bogus, so-called, pseudo.
2. taken for granted, supposed, presupposed, presumed; suppositional, hypothetical; given, granted, conceded, allowed.
3. usurped, accroached, appropriated, arrogated; seized, commandeered, expropriated, misappropriated, taken over, stolen.
assuming, adj. 1. presumptuous, bold, audacious, brazen, impertinent; bumptious, forward, Inf. nervy, Inf. pushy, rude; impudent, insolent, Inf. cheeky, defiant; swaggering, boasting, blustering; overconfident, self-assertive, self-assured.
2. arrogant, imperious, overbearing, domineering, arbitrary, high-handed; dictatorial, despotic, authoritative, dogmatic, magisterial; self-important, conceited, vainglorious, vain, egotistic, pompous; condescending, disdainful, supercilious, cavalier; contemptuous, scornful, insulting, contumelious.
assumption, n. 1. supposition, presupposition, premise, presumption; guess, guesswork, conjecture; surmise, inference, deduction, understanding; thesis, hypothesis, theory, postulate, postulation, axiom.
2. taking on or over, assuming, undertaking, adopting, adoption; entering into, beginning.
3. arrogation, appropriation, accroachment, usurpation; expropriation, commandeering, seizure, theft.
4. imperiousness, lordliness, pretension, presumption; presumptuousness; overconfidence, overbearingness, insolence, impudence, brazenness, boldness, audacity, effrontery; bumptiousness, impertinence, Inf. pushiness, Inf. nerve, Inf. gall, Inf. cheek; selfassertion, self-assuredness, self-assurance.
5. arrogance, self-importance, pompousness, pomposity; braggadocio, bluster, swagger; pride, vanity, vainglory, conceit, egotism; snobbery, snobbishness, airs, superciliousness, loftiness, hauteur; contemptuousness, contempt, disdainfulness, disdain, scornfulness, scorn, contumeliousness, contumely.