1 take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late" [syn: assume, take for granted]
2 take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?" [syn: make bold, dare]
3 constitute reasonable evidence for; "A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"
4 take liberties or act with too much confidence
- To assume true in the absence of contrary proof.
- You are presumed to be innocent until found guilty.
- To give some evidence of.
- Paw prints in the snow presume a visit from next door's cat.
- To dare without
- He presumed to hire a personal secretary.
- To take liberties.
- Don't make the decision yourself and presume too much.
- To suppose.
- That's the new coffee machine, I presume.
- Basque: uste izan
- Finnish: otaksua
- German: annehmen, mutmaßen, vermuten
- French: présumer; supposer que; faire preuve de; prendre des libertés (avec quelqu'un).
- Dutch: aannemen; veronderstellen
- Japanese: 推定する(すいていする, suitei-suru) (trans. 1.), 出しゃばる(でしゃばる, deshabaru) (intrans. 1.)
- third-person singular indicative present of presumere
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