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)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
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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