• Pronunciation of assume: AH0 S UW1 M (ə'sum)

  • Number of syllables of assume: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of assume

  • Definition of assume

    • (v): put clothing on one''s body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"  
    • (v): take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"  
    • (v): take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"  
    • (v): Christianity, obsolete; take up someone''s soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"  
    • (v): make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"  
    • (v): occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"  
    • (v): seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one''s right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"  
    • (v): take on as one''s own the expenses or debts of another person; "I''ll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"  
    • (v): take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"  
  • Examples of assume

    • As such, all manually calculated values assume sphericity.  
    • I assume you people can triangulate the call.  
    • I assume the mispelling was purposeful.  
    • Assume the best, do not insinuate the worst.  
    • I assume that cheap is a desideratum.  
    • I assume that faith and science cannot commingle easily.  
    • Does the lender assume ownership of the property  
    • NPA, let's assume cordiality will now ensue.  
    • To assume that most people assume that the UofW is the UofW Madison is inane.  
    • I assume that the fanciers have strong affection.  

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