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Proceeding vs Assume - What's the difference?

proceeding | assume |

As verbs the difference between proceeding and assume

is that proceeding is while assume is .

As a noun proceeding

is the act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction.




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of one who proceeds, or who prosecutes a design or transaction
  • The collection of academic papers published in the context of an academic conference
  • Progress or movement from one thing to another.
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  • A measure or step taken in a course of business; a transaction; as, an illegal proceeding; a cautious or a violent proceeding.
  • * (Macaulay)
  • The proceedings of the high commission.
  • Plural'', see ''proceedings .
  • Synonyms

    * procedure * measure * step

    See also

    * transaction. (Webster 1913)




  • To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof.
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  • To take on a position, duty or form.
  • :
  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:Trembling they stand while Jove assumes the throne.
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  • *:Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability:it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=August 5, author=(Nathan Rabin)
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  • To take on in appearance; to adopt (a feigned attribute, etc.).
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
  • *(Beilby Porteus) (1731-1809)
  • *:ambition assuming the mask of religion
  • To receive or adopt.
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:The sixth was a young knight of lesser renown and lower rank, assumed into that honorable company.
  • To adopt an idea or cause.
  • Synonyms

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