Definitions for presumeprɪˈzum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assume, presume, take for granted(verb)

    take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

    "I assume his train was late"

  2. make bold, dare, presume(verb)

    take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

    "How dare you call my lawyer?"

  3. presume(verb)

    constitute reasonable evidence for

    "A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"

  4. presume(verb)

    take liberties or act with too much confidence


  1. presume(Verb)

    To perform, do (something) without authority; to lay claim to without permission.

    Don't make the decision yourself and presume too much.

  2. presume(Verb)

    With infinitive object: to be so presumptuous as (to do something) without proper authority or permission.

    I wouldn't presume to tell him how to do his job.

  3. presume(Verb)

    To assume to be true (without proof); to take for granted, to suppose.

  4. presume(Verb)

    To be presumptuous; with on, upon, to take advantage (of), to take liberties (with).

  5. Origin: From presumer, presumer, and their source, praesumere, from prae- + sumere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presume(verb)

    to assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave or authority previously obtained

  2. Presume(verb)

    to take or suppose to be true, or entitled to belief, without examination or proof, or on the strength of probability; to take for granted; to infer; to suppose

  3. Presume(verb)

    to suppose or assume something to be, or to be true, on grounds deemed valid, though not amounting to proof; to believe by anticipation; to infer; as, we may presume too far

  4. Presume(verb)

    to venture, go, or act, by an assumption of leave or authority not granted; to go beyond what is warranted by the circumstances of the case; to venture beyond license; to take liberties; -- often with on or upon before the ground of confidence

  5. Origin: [F. prsumer, L. praesumere, praesumptum; prae before + sumere to take. See Assume, Redeem.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presume' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3510

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presume' in Verbs Frequency: #991

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  1. supreme, Supreme

  2. Supreme

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