assume


assume
01. When you didn't come to work, I just [assumed] that you were sick.
02. We shouldn't make any [assumptions] until we have heard from everyone involved in the incident.
03. Many people seem to [assume] that Canadians are just the same as Americans.
04. Control of government has been [assumed] by the Vice-President until the President is well enough to take over again.
05. The [assumption] that birds are descended from dinosaurs has been brought into question by new fossil discoveries in the last few years.
06. The boss was really angry at Caroline for being late again, so I think we can [assume] that she will be on time for the next meeting.
07. Everyone [assumed] that she was pregnant, but in fact, she was just overweight.
08. Studies show that women continue to [assume] most of the duties involved in rearing children.
09. Lester Bangs once remarked that the first mistake of Art is to [assume] that it's serious.
10. Shakespeare wrote that the devil hath power to [assume] a pleasing shape.
11. Many people [assume] that ESL teachers can speak a number of different languages, but it isn't true.
12. [Assuming] that all the offspring survived, 190,000,000,000,000,000,000 flies could be produced in four months by the offspring of a single pair of flies.
13. Craig Kielburger once remarked that young people in the industrialized nations are segregated most of their lives with members of their own age group and given little opportunity to [assume] responsibility.
14. Adolf Hitler [assumed] power in Germany in 1933.
15. Uruguay has long played the quiet and [unassuming] role of the neutral neighbor in conflicts between Brazil and Argentina.
16. She had her arm around him all night, so I just [assumed] she was his wife, but apparently she is his secretary.
17. In March of 1558, Ferdinand I [assumed] the title of Holy Roman Emperor.
18. By the 19th century, Britain had [assumed] political control of virtually all of India.
19. The [assumption] that boys who play a lot of sports do not do well in academic courses is simply not true.
20. The suggestion that the death penalty stops murders [assumes] that killers consider the consequences of being caught at the time that they are committing their crime.
21. Gases [assume] the shape and volume of the containers in which they are found.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • assume — [ə so͞om′, əsyo͞om′] vt. assumed, assuming [ME assumen < L assumere, to take up, claim < ad , to + sumere, to take: see CONSUME] 1. to take on or put on (the appearance, form, role, etc. of) 2. to seize; usurp [to assume control] 3. to take …   English World dictionary

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  • Assume — As*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuming}.] [L. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub + emere to take, buy: cf. F. assumer. See {Redeem}.] 1. To take to or upon one s self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assume — (v.) early 15c., assumpten to receive up into heaven (especially of the Virgin Mary), also assumen to arrogate, from L. assumere to take up, take to oneself, from ad to, up (see AD (Cf. ad )) + sumere to take, from sub under + emere …   Etymology dictionary

  • Assume — As*sume , v. i. 1. To be arrogant or pretentious; to claim more than is due. Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To undertake, as by a promise. Burrill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assume — an agreement to continue performing duties under a contract or lease (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) An agreement between the debtor and the other party to an executory contract to continue performing duties under that contract. A lease is… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • assumé — assumé, ée (a su mé, mée) part. passé. La responsabilité assumée par cet employé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré