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PRESUME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does presume mean? 

PRESUME (verb)
  The verb PRESUME has 4 senses:

1. take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
2. take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
3. constitute reasonable evidence for
4. take liberties or act with too much confidence

  Familiarity information: PRESUME used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRESUME (verb)


Sense 1presume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

assume; presume; take for granted

Context example:

I assume his train was late

Hypernyms (to "presume" is one way to...):

anticipate; expect (regard something as probable or likely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "presume"):

presuppose; suppose (take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2presume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

dare; make bold; presume

Context example:

How dare you call my lawyer?

Hypernyms (to "presume" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s INFINITIVE


Sense 3presume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Constitute reasonable evidence for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food

Hypernyms (to "presume" is one way to...):

bear witness; evidence; prove; show; testify (provide evidence for)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 4presume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take liberties or act with too much confidence

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "presume" is one way to...):

act; behave; do (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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