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presumed, past participle; presumes, 3rd person singular present; presuming, present participle; presumed, past tense;
  1. Suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability
    • - I presumed that the man had been escorted from the building
    • - the two men were presumed dead when the wreck of their boat was found
  2. Take for granted that something exists or is the case
    • - the argument presumes that only one person can do the work
    • - the task demands skills which cannot be presumed and therefore require proper training
  3. Be audacious enough to do something
    • - kindly don't presume to issue me orders in my own house
  4. Make unjustified demands; take liberties
    • - forgive me if I have presumed
  5. Unjustifiably regard (something) as entitling one to privileges
    • - she knew he regarded her as his protegée, but was determined not to presume on that

  1. assume: take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
  2. make bold: take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?"
  3. constitute reasonable evidence for; "A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"
  4. take liberties or act with too much confidence
  5. To perform, do (something) without authority; to lay claim to without permission. [from 14th c.]; With infinitive object: to be so presumptuous as (to do something) without proper authority or permission. [from 14th c.]; To assume to be true (without proof); to take for granted, to suppose. ...
  6. (presumed) appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it
  7. v.  suppose to be true; take (sth) for granted