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Middle English assumen from Latin assūmere ad- ad- sūmere to take em- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin assūmō (“accept, take”), from ad- (“to, towards, at”) + sūmō (“take up, assume”).
Pete will assume I can take care of you.
Alex had always taken care of his family, but was it irresponsible to assume he always would?
You're too smart to assume anything.
I assume you're the one responsible for the new look.
He was ready to assume his position as head of the house.
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