assuming[ə so̵̅o̅m′iŋ, -syo̵̅o̅m′-]
- The definition of assuming is the action of formulating or verbalizing an idea for which there is no evidence.
An example of assuming is to expect a raise when given a promotion.
- Assuming is defined as taking on responsibility or fulfilling the obligations of someone else's position by taking over his job.
- An example of assuming is when you do extra duties at work.
- An example of assuming is taking on the responsibilities of someone who was fired.
- Assuming means fulfilling the obligations of someone else's position by taking over his job.
An example of assuming is taking on the responsibilities of someone who was fired.
assuming definition by Webster's New World
assuming definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- as·sumˈing·ly adverb
Variant of assume
- 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: Middle English assumen ; from Classical Latin assumere, to take up, claim ; from ad-, to plush sumere, to take: see consume