Assume Definition

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To take on or put on (a certain appearance, form, role, etc.)
Webster's New World
To take upon oneself; undertake.
To assume an obligation.
Webster's New World
To take for granted; suppose (something) to be a fact.
Webster's New World
To undertake the duties of (an office).
Assumed the presidency.
American Heritage
To put oneself into.
Please assume a standing position.
Webster's New World
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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


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