verb (used with object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing.
Origin of assume
Related Words for reassumeconvert, reclaim, recondition, recover, recycle, redeem, regenerate, remodel, reoccupy, repossess, rescue, restore, retake, salvage
Examples from the Web for reassume
Historical Examples of reassume
He was obliged, however, to retain his riding-skirt, and to reassume his mask.Red Gauntlet
Sir Walter Scott
After a sort of apology to Delamere, he endeavoured to reassume his consequence.Emmeline
Charlotte Turner Smith
Without a word he began with equal celerity to reassume his clothes.The Ghost
Mr. Sarrazin found it necessary to reassume his professional character.The Evil Genius
This autumn she had come back determined to reassume her position.Roads from Rome
Anne C. E. Allinson
Word Origin 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.