em-, emp-, empt-; sump-, -sum-

(Latin: a taking, to take, to take up, to buy, to select; to use, to spend, to consume)

absumption (s) (noun), absumptions (pl)
The process of wasting away, gradual destruction. (Considered obsolete or out of date).
assume (verb), assumes; assumed; assuming
1. To think that something is true even though there is no evidence for it.
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?"

assumed (adjective), more assumed, most assumed
1. Taken for granted or is expected.
2. Descriptive of something that is not genuine or true; fictitious or made up.
assumer (s) (noun), assumers (pl)
assuming (adjective), more assuming, most assuming
A reference to expecting too much of other people: "If anyone is accused of being assuming, he or she is thought to be arrogant or is taking too much for granted."

If a person takes an assuming tone when asked for something, then he or she is more likely to be considered offensive."

assumpsit (s) (noun), assumpsits (pl)
1. Taking upon oneself, an undertaking; especially in law.
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 a contract.
assumption (s) (noun), assumptions (pl)
1. Something that is believed to be true without proof.
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.
assumptionist (s) (noun), assumptiionists (pl)
1. Someone who bases his or her arguments on a belief instead of a proven concept.
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."
assumptious (adjective)
Pertaining to a tendency to take too much upon oneself.
assumptive (adjective), more assumptive, most assumptive
1. Characterized by taking something to oneself.
2. Taken for granted.
3. A tendency to take things for granted.
5. Making undue claims, arrogant.
assumptively (adverb); more assumptively, most assumptively
consume (verb), consumes; consumed; consuming
1. To eat or drink something, especially in large amounts.
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.
5. Etymology: from Latin con-, "thoroughly" + sumere, "to use, to take".
consumer (s) (noun), consumers (pl)
1. Someone who buys goods or services: Consumers want better and safer products.
2. Someone or something that ingests 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.