Definition Of assume

verb

suppose to be the case, without proof.

you're afraid of what people are going to assume about me

take on (a specified quality, appearance, or extent).

militant activity had assumed epidemic proportions

take or begin to have (power or responsibility).

he assumed full responsibility for all organizational work

Example Of assume

  • A state of emergency is declared and the army threatens to assume control if order is not restored.

  • All of this could enable the interim government to assume real power and control in coming months and set the stage for an elected government to take over in January.

  • Anyone can assume the appearance of hopes and values.

  • Are you prepared to assume full responsibility for the outcome of your business?

  • At least, I assume it was supposed to be amusing, because I glanced once at it, and burned the foul thing as soon as decency allowed.


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