Definitions for presumeprɪˈzum
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to take for granted, assume, or suppose.
Law. to assume as true in the absence of proof to the contrary.
to undertake with unwarrantable boldness.
to undertake (to do something) without right or permission:
to presume to speak for another person.
(v.i.)to take something for granted; suppose.
to act or proceed with unwarrantable or impertinent boldness.
to go too far in acting unwarrantably or in taking liberties (usu. fol. by on or upon):
to presume on someone's tolerance.
Origin of presume:
1300–50; ME (< OF presumer) < L praesūmere to take beforehand (LL: take for granted, assume, dare) =prae-pre - +sūmere to take up, suppose (see consume )
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"
make bold, dare, presume(verb)
take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
"How dare you call my lawyer?"
constitute reasonable evidence for
"A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"
take liberties or act with too much confidence
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to assume sth is true without knowing
I presume that he asked you because he had no money.; It is presumed that all the passengers were killed.
to assume sth to be true until there is evidence
We have to presume him to be innocent until we know more.
to behave as if you have the right or ability to do sth when you do not
You can't presume to understand me.
To perform, do (something) without authority; to lay claim to without permission.
Don't make the decision yourself and presume too much.
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.
To assume to be true (without proof); to take for granted, to suppose.
To be presumptuous; with on, upon, to take advantage (of), to take liberties (with).
Origin: From presumer, presumer, and their source, praesumere, from prae- + sumere.
to assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave or authority previously obtained
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
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
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
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'presume' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3510
Rank popularity for the word 'presume' in Verbs Frequency: #991
Translations for presume
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to believe that something is true without proof; to take for granted
When I found the room empty, I presumed that you had gone home; `Has he gone?' `I presume so.'
- يَفْتَرِض وجود شَيءArabic
- presumirPortuguese (BR)
- presumir, suponerSpanish
- فرض کردنFarsi
- présumer, supposerFrench
- मान लेनाHindi
- feltételez, vél, gyanítHungarian
- gera ráð fyrirIcelandic
- presumere, supporreItalian
- pieņemt; domāt; uzskatītLatvian
- membuat anggapanMalay
- anta, gå ut fraNorwegian
- فرض کردنPersian
- فرض كولPashto
- a presupune, a bănuiRomanian
- anta, förmodaSwedish
- varsaymak, farzetmekTurkish
- 相信，認定，假定Chinese (Trad.)
- припускати, гадатиUkrainian
- مان لينا، فرض کرناUrdu
- cho là; đoán làVietnamese
- 相信，认定，假定Chinese (Simp.)
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