What is the definition to assume?
1a : to take to or upon oneself : undertake assume responsibility. b : to place oneself in assume a position. 2 : seize, usurp assume control. 3 : to pretend to have or be : feign assumed an air of confidence in spite of her nervousness. 4 : to take as granted or true : suppose I assume he’ll be there.
How do you use assume?
1to think or accept that something is true but without having proof of it assume (that)… It is reasonable to assume (that) the economy will continue to improve. Let us assume for a moment that the plan succeeds. She would, he assumed, be home at the usual time.
What type of verb is assume?
verb (used with object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing. to take for granted or without proof: to assume that everyone wants peace. to take upon oneself; undertake: to assume an obligation.
What is the synonym of assume?
synonyms for assume
Why do we assume?
Why We Assume
We make assumptions because they are an efficient way to process the world. … One way our brain saves energy is by making assumptions. We draw on our past experiences to find patterns in how the world works. When we encounter new situations, we apply these patterns—or assumptions—to the new environment.
What is an assuming person?
If someone accuses you of being assuming, he or she thinks you are arrogant or that you take too much for granted. If you take on an assuming tone when you ask for something, people are more likely to feel offended than to be generous. A person who is quiet and modest is often described approvingly as being unassuming.
What does I can only assume meaning?
From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishI can only think/suppose/assume (that)I can only think/suppose/assume (that)spoken used when you are giving a reason for something, to say that you do not know something for certain but think that this is the only possible reason I can only assume that it was a mistake.
What is assumed responsibility?
verb. If someone assumes power or responsibility, they take power or responsibility.
Can assume meaning?
Assume isn’t only used to mean “accept as truth without checking”; it also means “take on the form of.” It might be safer if you don’t assume that the vampire standing in front of you isn’t merely a person assuming that form. Assume always has the sense of taking on something.
What’s the word when you assume something about someone?
Probably an assuming person; Assuming: taking too much for granted; presumptuous, arrogant.