How does assume differs from assert?
Looking for a explanation with an example statement for both (it's better if the example statements are in the same context).
To assume is to believe something without having definite proof, in its primary sense. To assert is to state that something is so.
For example: "Constable Brown asserted that the young man was a thief. I assumed that he was telling the truth, because he is a policeman." Here, the speaker has based his assumption on the constable's job.