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See also assumé
- To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof.
- We assume that, as her parents were dentists, she knows quite a bit about dentistry.
- To take on a position, duty or form.
- Mr. Jones will assume the position of a lifeguard until a proper replacement is found.
- 2012 August 5, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993)”:
- So while Ralph generally seems to inhabit a different, more glorious and joyful universe than everyone else here his yearning and heartbreak are eminently relateable. Ralph sometimes appears to be a magically demented sprite who has assumed the form of a boy, but he’s never been more poignantly, nakedly, movingly human than he is here.
- To adopt an idea or cause.
- See also Wikisaurus:suppose
to suppose to be true
take on a position
adopt an idea
- IPA: /a.sym/
- first-person singular present indicative of assumer
- third-person singular present indicative of assumer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of assumer
- second-person singular imperative of assumer
- third-person singular present indicative of assumere
- second-person singular present active imperative of assūmō
- third-person singular present indicative of assumir