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English definition of “assume”

assume

verb [T] (ACCEPT)    /əˈsjuːm/ US  /-ˈsuːm/
B2 to accept something to be true without question or proof: [+ (that)] I assumed (that) you knew each other because you went to the same school. Let's assume (that) they're coming and make plans on that basis. [+ to infinitive] We can't assume the suspects to be guilty simply because they've decided to remain silent. We mustn't assume the suspects' guilt.Imagining and conceiving
(Definition of assume verb (ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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