What is assume?

  • (verb): Put clothing on one's body.
    Synonyms: wear, put on, get into, don
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on assume:

Debt Deflation - Fisher's Formulation - Rejection of Previous Assumptions
... debts might not be paid, but instead defaulted on It is as absurd to assume that, for any long period of time, the variables in the economic organization, or any part of them ... Other debt deflation theories do not assume that debts must be paid, noting the role that default, bankruptcy, and foreclosure play in modern economies ...
Assume Vivid Astro Focus
... assume vivid astro focus (avaf) is both an alias of Brazilian-born New York-based artist Eli Sudbrack, and the name of an international group of ... exhibited in New York in 2000, at which time he used the name Superastrolab, switching to assume vivid astro focus in 2001, the name always rendered in lowercase ... The name derives from two musical sources Throbbing Gristle's album Assume Power Focus, and the band Ultra Vivid Scene ...
Musqueam Indian Band - Miscellaneous Dates
... first female Councilor in Canada Musqueam was one of the first to assume delegated authority of Sections 53/60 of the Indian Act to assume control over reserve lands ... Musqueam was one of the first to assume membership authority in Section 10 of the Indian Act ...
PBS NewsHour - NewsHour Editorial Guidelines
... "Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story ... "Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am ... "Assume the same about all people on whom I report ...
AF+BG Theorem - Statement of The Theorem
... Let F, G, and H be homogeneous polynomials in three variables, and assume that a = deg H − deg F and b = deg H − deg G are positive integers ... Assume that the curves determined by F and G have no common irreducible components, meaning that the intersection of F and G is a finite set of points ... the local ring of P2 at P (that is, of the stalk of the structure sheaf at P) we assume that H always lies in (F, G)P ...

More definitions of "assume":

  • (verb): Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession.
    Synonyms: usurp, seize, take over, arrogate
  • (verb): Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.
    Synonyms: bear, take over, accept
  • (verb): Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof.
    Example: "I assume his train was late"
    Synonyms: presume, take for granted
  • (verb): Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect.
    Example: "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
    Synonyms: acquire, adopt, take on, take
  • (verb): Christianity, obsolete; take up someone's soul into heaven.
    Example: "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
  • (verb): Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.
    Example: "When will the new President assume office?"
    Synonyms: adopt, take on, take over

Famous quotes containing the word assume:

    The primary imperative for women who intend to assume a meaningful and decisive role in today’s social change is to begin to perceive themselves as having an identity and personal integrity that has as strong a claim for being preserved intact as that of any other individual or group.
    Margaret Adams (b. 1916)

    To stroll is a science, it is the gastronomy of the eye. To walk is to vegetate, to stroll is to live.... To stroll is to enjoy, it is to assume a mind-set, it is to admire the sublime pictures of unhappiness, of love, of joy, of graceful or grotesque portraits; it is to plunge one’s vision to the depths of a thousand existences: young, it is to desire everything; old, it is to live the life of the young, to marry their passions.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)

    Though your views are in straight antagonism to theirs, assume an identity of sentiment, assume that you are saying precisely that which all think, and in the flow of wit and love roll out your paradoxes in solid column, with not the infirmity of a doubt.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)