assumeverb [ T ]uk /əˈsjuːm/ us /əˈsuːm/
assume verb [ T ] (ACCEPT)
[ + (that) ] I assumed (that) you knew each other because you went to the same school. 你们不是上的同一所学校嘛？我还以为你们两个认识呢。
[ + to infinitive ] We can't assume the suspects to be guilty simply because they've decided to remain silent. 我们不能仅仅因为疑犯选择保持沉默就断定他们有罪。
- If you haven't heard by Friday, assume I'm not coming.
- She was young and she was wearing student-type clothes so I assumed she was studying here.
- There was a knock at the door. Now Jan knew her mother had promised to visit, so she assumed it was her.
- They were chatting quite amiably on the phone last night so I assumed everything was okay.
- I assumed things had gone well for him as he had a big grin on his face.
assume verb [ T ] (PRETEND TO HAVE)
During the investigation, two detectives assumed the identities of antiques dealers. 在案件调查中，两名侦探假装成古董商。
assume verb [ T ] (TAKE CONTROL)
The terrorists assumed control of the plane and forced it to land in the desert. 恐怖分子控制了飞机，并使其迫降在沙漠中。