- 1suppose to be the case, without proof
- 2take on (a specified quality, appearance, or extent)
Using assume: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "assume" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I assume he's busy because he hasn't called me back.
Let's assume that we have enough money to buy a house.
She assumed a new identity and moved to a different country.
He assumed control of the company after his father retired.
assume Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with assume
I always assume the worst when I don't hear from my daughter for a long time.
As the manager, you need to assume responsibility for the team's performance.
The soldiers were ordered to assume the position and wait for further instructions.
Origins of assume
from Latin 'assumere', meaning 'take up'
Summary: assume in Brief
To 'assume' [əˈsjuːm] is to suppose something to be true without proof or to take on a specified quality, appearance, or extent. It can be used in phrases like 'assume the worst,' meaning to expect the worst possible outcome, or 'assume responsibility,' meaning to take on a duty or obligation. 'Assume' can be formalized as 'presume' or 'postulate,' or used informally as 'guess' or 'take for granted.'