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Take for granted (6 letter answer)

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The answer ASSUME is uncommon, appearing about once every 575 puzzles.

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ASSUME as a verb:

1. (assume, presume, take for granted) = take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
2. (assume, adopt, take on, take over) = take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
3. (assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take) = take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
4. (bear, take over, accept, assume) = take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
5. (assume, take, strike, take up) = occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
6. (assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate) = seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
7. (simulate, assume, sham, feign) = make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
8. take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
9. (wear, put on, get into, don, assume) = put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"