assume [-d, -ing, -s] v

L. ad-, to + sūměre, take.

  1. Believe; posit; infer; judge; appraise; evaluate; suppose as fact.
  2. Usurp; confiscate; overtake; expropriate; use without asking the owner; adopt as one's own without permission.
  3. Shoulder; support; sustain; carry responsibility for.
  4. Affect; accept; pick up; put on; choose to go with; [fig.] clothe oneself with.