How to use
assumere, from ad-
to think that something is true, although you do not have definite proof
I didn't see your car, so I assumed you'd gone out.
it is/seems reasonable to assume (that)
It seems reasonable to assume that the book was written around 70 AD.
we can safely assume
it is almost certain
that interest rates will go up again soon.
let us/let's assume (that)
used when thinking about a possible event or situation and its possible results
Let us assume for a moment that we could indeed fire her. Should we?
When it got to midnight and Paul was still not back, I began to
assume the worst
think that the worst possible thing had happened
assume control/responsibility etc
to start to have control, responsibility etc or to start in a particular position or job
Whoever they appoint will
assume responsibility for
all financial matters.
in a bloody coup in 1990.
Jim Paton will
assume the role of
assume a manner/air/expression etc
to behave in a way that does not show how you really feel, especially in order to seem more confident, happy etc than you are
Andy assumed an air of indifference whenever her name was mentioned.
to start to have a particular quality or appearance
in times of crisis.
The problem is beginning to
to be based on the idea that something else is correct
The theory assumes that both labour and capital are mobile.
Coen's economic forecast assumes a 3.5% growth rate.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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