Once again, Franco is playing the role of West in the updated version, with Rogen assuming the guise of Kardashian.
So how would this play out in the general-election campaign, assuming Romney is the nominee?
Thus the transaction was all geared to assuming a specific layer of liability, avoiding an open-ended assumption.
She has a campaign team to name, assuming she runs, and a whole raft of positions yet to take.
There is a danger, Jones suggests, in assuming that the known world is preferable to any alternative.
"It will do him a world of good," I replied, assuming a gayety I did not feel.
You are assuming that the child does not know its own business, and that you do.
My own peculiar position was assuming most perplexing phases.
The danger lies in assuming that we shall get on any better.
Evidently, assuming his narrative to be true, it was immediately after Mr. Mortimer Tregennis had left the room.
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.