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1. presume

verb. ['prɪˈzuːm'] take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof.

Synonyms

  • presuppose
  • suppose
  • assume
  • expect
  • anticipate

Antonyms

  • leave office
  • negate
  • disprove
  • affirm

Etymology

  • presumer (Anglo-Norman)

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How do you pronounce presume?

Pronounce presume as prɪˈzum.

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Example sentences of the word presume


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Most people presume that when you sweat, you lose weight.

Quotes containing the word presume


1. On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
- William Bartram

2. In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.
- Plato

3. We worship…the powers that speak to our souls, if it seems they do. We do so knowing there is more to the world, and the half-world, and perhaps worlds beyond, than we can grasp. We always knew that. We can’t even stop children from dying, how would we presume to understand the truth of things? Behind things? Does the presence of one power deny another? [p. 176]
- Guy Gavriel Kay, Sailing to Sarantium

2. presume

verb. ['prɪˈzuːm'] take liberties or act with too much confidence.

Synonyms

  • do
  • act

Antonyms

  • slip off
  • stay
  • give

Etymology

  • presumer (Anglo-Norman)

3. presume

verb. ['prɪˈzuːm'] take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission.

Synonyms

  • dare
  • act
  • make bold

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

Etymology

  • presumer (Anglo-Norman)

4. presume

verb. ['prɪˈzuːm'] constitute reasonable evidence for.

Synonyms

  • testify
  • bear witness
  • show
  • evidence

Antonyms

  • contraindicate
  • disappear
  • circumstantial evidence
  • direct evidence

Etymology

  • presumer (Anglo-Norman)
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