presume

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presume is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
presume

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Plain form
presume

Third-person singular
presumes

Past tense
presumed

Past participle
presumed

Present participle
presuming

  1. (transitive) If you presume something, you believe that it is true without evidence.
    The boy has been missing for a week, and is presumed dead.
  2. (intransitive) If you presume to do something, you do it though it is rude or wrong.
    I wouldn't presume to go to the party without an invitation.
  3. (transitive) If x presumes y, then x requires y and builds on it.
    This books presumes a basic understanding of English grammar.

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