- Capable of being assumed, or taken to be true.
- an assumable premise
- Capable of being assumed, or taken on.
- a disguise assumable by anybody
assume + -able
Variant of assume
transitive verbassumed, assuming
- to take on or put on (the appearance, form, role, etc. of)
- to seize; usurp: to assume control
- to take upon oneself; undertake: to assume an obligation
- to take for granted; suppose (something) to be a fact
- to pretend to have; feign: to assume an air of innocence
- to take in or receive
- to take into association
Origin of assumeMiddle English assumen ; from Classical Latin assumere, to take up, claim ; from ad-, to + sumere, to take: see consume