definition 1: to suppose (something) to be true without evidence; take for granted.
example: It was four o’clock Monday afternoon, so I assumed she was still at work.
example: I assumed that he could answer my calculus question because he had been a math professor.
definition 2: to take on, as a duty, role, or appearance.
example: She assumed the burden of caring for his aging mother without complaining.
example: The ghost assumed bodily form.
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