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.
- Present participle of assume.
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