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English verb: presume

1. presume (cognition) take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

SamplesI assume his train was late.

Synonymsassume, take for granted

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect

Narrower (hyponym)presuppose, suppose

2. presume (social) take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

SamplesHow dare you call my lawyer?.

Synonymsdare, make bold

Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. presume (communication) constitute reasonable evidence for

SamplesA restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bear witness, evidence, prove, show, testify

4. presume (body) take liberties or act with too much confidence

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

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