Presume - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |prɪˈzuːm|  American pronunciation of the word presume
Brit.  |prɪˈzjuːm|  British pronunciation of the word presume
- take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof (syn: assume)
- take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission (syn: dare)
- constitute reasonable evidence for
A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food
- take liberties or act with too much confidence


“Is she still at work?” “I presume so, since she's not home.”

The court must presume innocence until there is proof of guilt.

He presumes to understand you.

I hope I'm not presuming on your kindness by staying to dinner.

Each of you will make a speech, I presume?

'Are his parents still alive?' 'I presume so.'

I presume we'll be there by six o'clock.

From the way he talked, I presumed him to be your boss.

The temple is presumed to date from the first century BC.

We must presume innocence until we have evidence of guilt.

Their nephew was missing, presumed dead.

I would never presume to tell you what to do.

The Ancient History course presumes some knowledge of Greek.

I presume that someone will be there to meet us when we arrive.

A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food

Word forms

I/you/we/they: presume
he/she/it: presumes
present participle: presuming
past tense: presumed
past participle: presumed
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