assume

verb
ADVERB
automatically, naturally

I automatically assumed that you knew about this.

reasonably, safely

I think we can safely assume that this situation will continue.

commonly, generally, usually, widely

It is generally assumed that they were lovers.

implicitly
VERB + ASSUME
can, might
tend to
be fair to, be reasonable to, be safe to

It is reasonable to assume that the economy will continue to improve.

be a mistake to, be wrong to
be easy to

It's all too easy to assume that people know what they are doing.

PHRASES
let us assume

Let us assume for a moment that the plan succeeds.

Assume is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑argument, ↑forecast
Assume is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accent, ↑alias, ↑authority, ↑burden, ↑character, ↑command, ↑control, ↑dominance, ↑duty, ↑existence, ↑expression, ↑familiarity, ↑form, ↑identity, ↑importance, ↑leadership, ↑liability, ↑name, ↑nationality, ↑obligation, ↑office, ↑ownership, ↑position, ↑posture, ↑power, ↑presidency, ↑responsibility, ↑risk, ↑role, ↑shape, ↑significance, ↑stance, ↑superiority, ↑throne, ↑worst

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  • assumé — assumé, ée (a su mé, mée) part. passé. La responsabilité assumée par cet employé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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