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 reassume
May each usurp—or, rather, reassume—the business of the other, whilst retaining his own!In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays|Augustine Birrell
If the man should choose of his own accord to reassume the old friendly relations,—well and good.John Caldigate|Anthony Trollope
Yet I hope better, and that you will reassume your wonted cheerfulness and write again upon news and politics.
He was solicited by that restless old man to reassume the reins of government, and the Imperial purple.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
Count Henry of Champagne was summoned to reassume his armor and make good his claim to his recently won laurels.Heroines of the Crusades|C. A. Bloss
British Dictionary definitions for reassume
Word Origin for assume
Word Origin and History for reassume
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.