Why would you assume that if there are fewer Barnes & Nobles, there will suddenly be more people dashing to BN.com?
Besides which, he should not just assume that Americans will blame the GOP if we go over the cliff.
We can assume the threat to American facilities is also ongoing.
The level of corruption runs all the way up, so it is hard to assume they will capture anyone.
We should not assume it is bad news just because Netanyahu gains from it.
I assume 85 that you are a gentleman and will not destroy my letter.
There seems to be no limit to the authority you assume, and now you have begun to dictate to me.
But let us assume that we have to drive away the English by fighting; how is that to be done?
They assume that every man is as able as every other to behave as they command.
I can only assume it was the uncle he had been staying with.
early 15c., assumpten "to receive up into heaven" (especially of the Virgin Mary), also assumen "to arrogate," from Latin assumere "to take up, take to oneself," from ad- "to, up" (see ad-) + sumere "to take," from sub "under" + emere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)).
Meaning "to suppose, to take for granted as the basis of argument" is first recorded 1590s; that of "to take or put on (an appearance, etc.)" is from c.1600. Related: Assumed; assuming. Early past participle was assumpt. In rhetorical usage, assume expresses what the assumer postulates, often as a confessed hypothesis; presume expresses what the presumer really believes.