It became the nobler ambition of Julius to aggrandize the church, and to reassume the protectorate of the Italian people.
He was obliged, however, to retain his riding-skirt, and to reassume his mask.
He was able to reassume human form by means of a certain medicine brought him by his wife.
Without a word he began with equal celerity to reassume his clothes.
May each usurp—or, rather, reassume—the business of the other, whilst retaining his own!
Mr. Sarrazin found it necessary to reassume his professional character.
He was no longer Military Governor, and never would he reassume that thankless burden.
Being more or less preoccupied when ready to leave, he forgot to reassume those garments.
She examined it for a moment, glad at seeing it reassume its usual gloomy, barrier-like aspect.
They would carry many away with them—there would be more room for the dance—and the quadrille could reassume its legitimate form.
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.