Assume meaning

ə-so͝om
To take for granted; suppose.

The study assumes that prices will rise.

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To take up or receive into heaven.
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The definition of assume is to formulate or verbalize an idea for which there is no evidence.

An example of something someone might assume is that everyone will be nice to each other at an event.

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To make a supposition; suppose or believe.

“Is Kay's husband coming to dinner too?” “I assume so.”

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Assume means to fulfill the obligations of someone else's position by taking over his job.

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.

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To take for granted; suppose (something) to be a fact.
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To adopt an idea or cause.
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Assume is defined as to take on responsibility.

An example of something you may assume is a new duty at your place of work.

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To take over without justification; seize.

Assume control.

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To clothe oneself in; don.

The queen assumed a velvet robe.

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To seize; usurp.

To assume control.

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To take upon oneself; undertake.

To assume an obligation.

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To pretend to have; feign.

To assume an air of innocence.

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To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof.

We assume that, as her parents were dentists, she knows quite a bit about dentistry.

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To take on a position, duty or form.

Mr. Jones will assume the position of a lifeguard until a proper replacement is found.

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To take on in appearance; to adopt (a feigned attribute, etc.).
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To receive or adopt.
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Origin of assume

  • Middle English assumen from Latin assūmere ad- ad- sūmere to take em- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin assūmō (“accept, take”), from ad- (“to, towards, at”) + sūmō (“take up, assume”).

    From Wiktionary