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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

I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled.
Amy Adams

Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it.
H. L. Mencken

I have a lot of good people in my actual life, but I will say that it's a strange time that we live in - it's easy to make friends and to make connections through social media, and if you're a good-hearted person, sometimes you can just assume people are who they say they are, and that isn't always the case, which is why 'Catfish' is successful.
Katie Featherston

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

Every time I go and shave, I assume there's someone else on the planet shaving. So I say, 'I'm gonna go shave, too.'
Mitch Hedberg
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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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