# assume

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**let's assume for a moment**— presume something is different than it is (for the sake of argument) …92

**to assume and pay and save harmless**— Two distinct stipulations in a conveyance of mortgaged property, one for assumption of the mortgage by the grantee and the other for the indemnification of the grantor respecting such mortgage. 37 Am J1st Mtg § 999 …93

**co-assume**— …94

**ssume**— assume …95

**ssumé**— assumé …96

**presume**— assume, presume 1. Both words can mean ‘suppose’ and are often interchangeable in this meaning. Fowler (1926) maintained that there is a stronger element of postulation or hypothesis in assume and of a belief held on the basis of external… …97

**Assumed**— Assume As*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuming}.] [L. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub + emere to take, buy: cf. F. assumer. See {Redeem}.] 1. To take to or upon one s self; to take formally and demonstratively;… …98

**Assuming**— Assume As*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuming}.] [L. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub + emere to take, buy: cf. F. assumer. See {Redeem}.] 1. To take to or upon one s self; to take formally and demonstratively;… …99

**P/E ratio**— Assume XYZ Co. sells for $25.50 per share and has earned $2.55 per share this year; $25. 50 = 10 times $2. 55 XYZ stock sells for 10 times earnings. P/E = Current stock price divided by trailing annual earnings per share or expected annual… …100

**beg the question**— assume an answer to a question that has not been asked …