How to sign assume in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of your face but slightly to the side and oriented towards the location that it will be moving to. Then move your hand across your face to the other side of it, changing your handshape to an "S" handshape as you move.


Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of assume

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of assume

End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for assume
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for assume
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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