[ US /pɹɪˈzum/ ]
[ UK /pɹɪzjˈuːm/ ]
  1. take liberties or act with too much confidence
  2. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    I assume his train was late
  3. constitute reasonable evidence for
    A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food
  4. take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    How dare you call my lawyer?
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How To Use presume In A Sentence

  • Unlike the phrenologists of the 19th century, DeYoung's team doesn't presume to know whether differences in the size of a brain region give rise to unique personality characteristics, or whether our personality differences cause our brains to develop in unique ways - say, that when we practice random acts of kindness, our "agreeableness" center grows larger, or that a lifetime of social isolation might cause a region associated with The Columbian stories: Columns
  • Neither the eparch nor the garrison commander presumed to quarrel with Rhavas or to shout out Stylianos 'name. Bridge of the Separator
  • When a plaintiff is able to prove defamation per se, damages are presumed, but the presumption is rebuttable. Heroes or Villains?
  • Equitable and sustainable development presumes that the natural resources will be used.
  • I presume he's fine, in good health and that, but it's very unlike him to pop off.
  • Half a century later, Sri Lanka's presumed potential has not eventuated, not least because of the war which has effectively split the country since 1983.
  • Embracing the new orthodoxy with almost catechistic devotion, they insisted on the importance of construing each constitutional provision according to the presumed intentions of the Framers, no matter how disruptive or radical the consequences might be. Rehnquist the Great?
  • The vaccine was presumed to be safe and efficacious.
  • While I haven't read this directly, I would presume that the Latin name in turn formed, as many Latin cognomina do, from a descriptive adjective. Sentina, an Etruscanized Latin name
  • If you shine a red light and a green light and a blue light together at something it produces white light as those in stage lighting I would presume would know, that's why it's called additive color. The Color Wheel, Part 7
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