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Definition of "assumes" [assumes]

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of assume. (verb)

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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."