assume

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assume is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
assume
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Assume is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
assume

Third-person singular
assumes

Past tense
assumed

Past participle
assumed

Present participle
assuming

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Assume is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you assume something, you think or believe something without having enough information to know that it's true.
    Oh, hello. I assume you're the new student, are you?
    If I saw a man dressed all in black, holding a gun, and walking toward me, I would assume that the man is really a dangerous guy and I would run away from him.
    I saw your car in the garage, so I assumed you were at home.
  2. If you assume a role of office, you take on a new position that has more power or responsibility.

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