Definition of "assumes" []

  • To take for granted; accept without proof; suppose (verb)
  • To take upon oneself; undertake or take on or over (a position, responsibility, etc) (verb)
  • To pretend to; feign (verb)
  • To take or put on; adopt (verb)
  • To appropriate or usurp (power, control, etc); arrogate (verb)
  • (of God) to take up (the soul of a believer) into heaven (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of assume. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "assumes" in a sentence
  • "The term assumes that the direction the government takes is in part determined by external factors."
  • "The term assumes that the mothers and fathers are using their children to improve their immigration status."
  • "Before the discussion continues, a major limitation of the concept, that has often been noted before, must be reported: The definition assumes a clear distinction between goals and means, itself a rationalistic distinction."