em-, emp-, empt- (sump-, -sum-)
(Latin: a taking, to take, to take up, to buy, to select; to use, to spend, to consume)
2. To start being responsible for something.
3. To adopt or to take on something.
4. To take on a particular role or function.
5. To put on a pretense of something, usually in order to hide one's true feelings.
6. To take to oneself formally (the insignia of office or symbol of a vocation); to undertake (an office or duty).
7. To take for granted as the basis of argument or action; to suppose that a thing is.
To assume means "to suppose, to put forward" as with a hypothesis or a possibility: "Let's assume Marina doesn't get a pay raise; could she still afford to buy a new car?"
2. Not genuine or true.
2. A promise or contract, oral or in writing not sealed, founded upon a consideration.
3. An action to recover damages for breach or non-performance of such a contract.
2. The action of taking to oneself; reception, adoption.
3. The action of receiving up into heaven; ascent to or reception into heaven; the reception of the Virgin Mary into heaven, with body preserved from corruption, which is a generally accepted doctrine in the Roman Catholic Church.
Also the feast held annually on the 15th of August in honor of this event.4. The action of taking for or upon oneself.
5. The taking upon oneself of a form or character; the formal taking of an office or a position.
6. In law, a promise or undertaking, either oral or in writing not sealed.
7. The action of laying claim to as a possession, unwarrantable claim, usurpation.
8. A taking too much upon oneself, a laying claim to undue importance; arrogance.
9. The taking of anything for granted as the basis of argument or action.
10. That which is assumed or taken for granted; a supposition, postulate.
11. In logic, the minor premise of a syllogism.
2. In the Roman Catholic Church, A member of the congregation entitled Augustinians of the Assumption, "which had its origin in the College of the Assumption, established at Nimes, in France, in 1843."
2. Of the nature of an assumption; taken for granted.
3. Apt to take to oneself, appropriative.
4. Apt to take things for granted.
5. Making undue claims, assumptious, arrogant.
2. To use something in such a way that it cannot be reused or recovered afterwards.
3. To destroy something or someone completely; especially, by fire or disease.
4. To buy goods or services produced by other people.
2. Someone or something that consumes something, by eating it, drinking it, or using it up.
3. In an ecological community or food chain, an organism that feeds on other organisms, or on materials derived from them.
Consumers include herbivorous and carnivorous animals, which feed on plants and other animals respectively; and also organisms including worms, fungi, and bacteria, that feed on nonliving organic material.