When he assumed the CEO post after that incident, Hurd pledged to make H-P a more transparent and ethical organization.
I assumed, as did the other secretaries, that the president wanted us to share in the celebration.
He and I assumed there would be several more years of serving together as junior hosts.
McCaughey said she had not read TNR's apology, but that she assumed it was “politically motivated.”
The ghost writer in question is assumed to be one Siobhan Curham—an established author of both YA and adult fiction.
Faulkner assumed an air of real affliction, presumably for the departed.
He gives what His hearers might be assumed to be able to assimilate; but that is all.
I assumed, then, she must be talking to Miss Stuart, for surely she would not say that to her maid.
It is assumed that the children that are to eat this meal are not infants.
It was thought the scoundrel had sailed for England under an assumed name.
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.