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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

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
George Orwell

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

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
Max Planck

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

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
Milton Friedman
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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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