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assume (verb)

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  • assume — ► VERB 1) accept as true without proof. 2) take (responsibility or control). 3) begin to have (a quality, appearance, or extent). 4) pretend to have; adopt falsely. ORIGIN Latin assumere, from sumere take …   English terms dictionary

  • assume — as·sume vt as·sumed, as·sum·ing 1: to voluntarily take upon oneself assume a risk 2: to take over (the debts or obligations of another) as one s own assume a mortgage Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • assume — verb ADVERB ▪ automatically, naturally ▪ I automatically assumed that you knew about this. ▪ reasonably, safely ▪ I think we can safely assume that this situation will continue …   Collocations dictionary

  • assume — verb (T) 1 to think that something is true, although you have no proof of it: assume (that): I didn t see your car, so I assumed you d gone out. | Assuming that the proposal is accepted, when are we going to get the money? | we can safely assume… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • assume — UK US /əˈsjuːm/ verb [T] ► to begin to take control of something: assume control/office/a role »Europe has assumed a leadership role in the prevention of future global crises. assume responsibility for sth »The FSA said mortgages would not be… …   Financial and business terms

  • assume — verb 1) I assumed he wanted me to keep the book Syn: presume, suppose, take it (as given), take for granted, take as read, conjecture, surmise, conclude, deduce, infer, reckon, reason, think, fancy, believe, understand, gath …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • assume the position — verb To turn away, with your hands in a visible and unmovable position so that you can be searched Now in this case, if the suspended bar were acted upon solely by the north pole of the magnet, it would assume the position AB …   Wiktionary

  • assume — verb 1) I assumed he wanted me to keep the book Syn: presume, suppose, take it (as given), take for granted, take as read, conclude, infer, think, fancy, believe, understand, gather; N.Amer. figure 2) he assumed a Southern accent …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • assume — verb /əˈsjuːm/ a) To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof. b) To take on a position or …   Wiktionary

  • assume the mantle — verb To take on a specific role or position, along with any associated responsibilites …   Wiktionary

  • assume — verb 1》 accept as true without proof. 2》 take (responsibility or control). 3》 begin to have (a quality, appearance, or extent).     ↘adopt falsely. Derivatives assumable adjective assumed adjective assumedly adverb Origin ME: from L. assumere,… …   English new terms dictionary

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