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presume

  

      vb  
1    when tr, often takes a clause as object   to take (something) for granted; assume  
2    when tr, often foll by an infinitive   to take upon oneself (to do something) without warrant or permission; dare  
do you presume to copy my work?     
3    intr; foll by: on or upon   to rely or depend  
don't presume on his agreement     
4      (Law)   to take as proved until contrary evidence is produced  
     (C14: via Old French from Latin praesumere to take in advance, from prae before + sumere to assume)  
  presumedly      adv  
  presumer      n  
  presuming      adj  
  presumingly      adv  
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presume

  
1    assume, believe, conjecture, guess     (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   infer, posit, postulate, presuppose, suppose, surmise, take for granted, take it, think  
2    dare, go so far, have the audacity, make bold, make so bold, take the liberty, undertake, venture  
3    bank on, count on, depend, rely, trust  

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