These guys also like their girls to be hairless, so they assume the girls want the same thing from them.
But I'm going to take you at your word and assume that those claims are absolutes.
Besides which, he should not just assume that Americans will blame the GOP if we go over the cliff.
But I thought it was worth underscoring because when it comes to science, we assume all previous discoveries were preordained.
To jump into the fray is to assume some ownership of its unintended consequences, both moral and physical.
I assume 85 that you are a gentleman and will not destroy my letter.
I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise.
But let us assume that we have to drive away the English by fighting; how is that to be done?
What if Remorse should assume the features of an injured friend?
I can only assume it was the uncle he had been staying with.
early 15c., assumpten "to receive up into heaven" (especially of the Virgin Mary), also assumen "to arrogate," from Latin assumere "to take up, take to oneself," from ad- "to, up" (see ad-) + sumere "to take," from sub "under" + emere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)).
Meaning "to suppose, to take for granted as the basis of argument" is first recorded 1590s; that of "to take or put on (an appearance, etc.)" is from c.1600. Related: Assumed; assuming. Early past participle was assumpt. In rhetorical usage, assume expresses what the assumer postulates, often as a confessed hypothesis; presume expresses what the presumer really believes.