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."