What does the word assume mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To take for granted; suppose.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To take upon oneself; adopt.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To affect; pretend.

Usage examples for assume

  1. I assume, then, that the experiment was a success? – The Planet Savers by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  2. I rose and answered with all the offended dignity I could assume. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  3. I assume the black cap. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
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