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Definition of Assume

Assume

  1. To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly.
  2. To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
  3. To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
  4. To receive or adopt.
  5. To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due.
  6. To undertake, as by a promise.

Assume Quotations

We know we cannot underestimate the importance of emergency planning in our region, nor can we assume we'll have ample warning time. If an earthquake or terrorist attack hits, we won't necessarily have advance alerts or opportunities to double- and triple-check our plans.
Ellen Tauscher

Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don't. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.
Martha Beck

All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
Abraham Maslow

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Marcus Aurelius

White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.
Jimi Hendrix
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Assume Translations

assume in French is assumez, assument, assumer, assumons
assume in German is unterstellen
assume in Latin is vindico (vindicatum)
assume in Norwegian is anta
assume in Spanish is presumir, emprender
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