Definition for Assume (-d, -ing, -s)

assume (-d, -ing, -s), v. [L. ad-, to + sūměre, take.] (webplay: claims, law, presumption, take).

  1. Believe; posit; infer; judge; appraise; evaluate; suppose as fact.
  2. Usurp; confiscate; overtake; expropriate; use without asking the owner; adopt as one's own without permission.
  3. Shoulder; support; sustain; carry responsibility for.
  4. Affect; accept; pick up; put on; choose to go with; [fig.] clothe oneself with.

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