verb (used with object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing.
Origin of assume
Examples from the Web for assume
Nor should we ever assume that weather alone, however extreme, should be fatal to a commercial flight.
It occurs to me that Mount must assume that Hitchcock has read it--after all, it came from him.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We can only assume that he was, as you would expect him to be, mortified by his own inability to keep his charges under control.
Contrary to what you may assume about me, I actually enjoy the occasional trip to the mall.
I was naive enough to assume that he would, at most, rob me.
As the Will may assume in the absence of such affirmations, and in the direction of them, so it may in opposition to them.Doctrine of the Will|Asa Mahan
We may, in the first place, assume that law or plan must characterize creation.The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science|John William Dawson
But if we admit that there can be something uncaused, there is no reason to assume a cause for anything.Theism|Robert Flint
It was pride, too, and a certain resentment that Charmian should assume authority to make Mr. Ludlow do this or that.The Coast of Bohemia|William Dean Howells
Then curiosity conquered the fit of indignation which Miss Hamilton had thought well to assume.Mr. Marx's Secret|E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for assume
Word Origin for assume
Word Origin and History for assume
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.