The definition of assume is to formulate or verbalize an idea for which there is no evidence.(verb)
An example of something someone might assume is that everyone will be nice to each other at an event.
Assume is defined as to take on responsibility.(verb)
An example of something you may assume is a new duty at your place of work.
Assume means to fulfill the obligations of someone else's position by taking over his job.(verb)
An example of a situation in which you may assume a position is if the president of your organization is inept and must be removed from office.
See assume in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME assumen < L assumere, to take up, claim < ad-, to + sumere, to take: see consume
See assume in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb as·sumed, as·sum·ing, as·sumes
Origin: Middle English assumen
Origin: , from Latin assūmere
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + sūmere, to take; see em- in Indo-European roots.
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