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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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