assumeverb [T]uk /əˈsjuːm/ us /əˈsuːm/
assume verb [T] (ACCEPT)
- 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)
assume verb [T] (TAKE CONTROL)
- balance of power
- have sb eating out of your hand idiom
- have sb in the palm of your hand idiom
- have sth in hand idiom
- hold sway idiom
- pull rank idiom
- pull the strings idiom