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Definition of Presume


  1. To assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave or authority previously obtained.
  2. To take or suppose to be true, or entitled to belief, without examination or proof, or on the strength of probability; to take for granted; to infer; to suppose.
  3. To suppose or assume something to be, or to be true, on grounds deemed valid, though not amounting to proof; to believe by anticipation; to infer; as, we may presume too far.
  4. To venture, go, or act, by an assumption of leave or authority not granted; to go beyond what is warranted by the circumstances of the case; to venture beyond license; to take liberties; -- often with on or upon before the ground of confidence.
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Presume Translations

presume in Danish is antage
presume in Dutch is aanspraak maken op, claimen
presume in Finnish is olettaa
presume in German is vermuten, annehmen
presume in Latin is conor
presume in Portuguese is presuma
presume in Spanish is suponer