presume synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term presume:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. assume, presume, take for granted(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    adopt, take for granted, arrogate, get into, accept, strike, take on, acquire, assume, put on, presume, make bold, usurp, dare, take, sham, take over, seize, don, take up, bear, wear, feign, simulate

  2. make bold, dare, presume(verb)

    take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

    Synonyms:
    dare, take for granted, presume, defy, assume, make bold

  3. presume(verb)

    constitute reasonable evidence for

    Synonyms:
    dare, take for granted, assume, make bold

  4. presume(verb)

    take liberties or act with too much confidence

    Synonyms:
    dare, take for granted, assume, make bold

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. presume

    The distinctive idea of assume is to take by one's own independent volition, whether well or ill, rightfully or wrongfully. One may accept an obligation or assume an authority that properly belongs to him, or he may assume an obligation or indebtedness that could not be required of him. He may assume authority or office that is his right; if he assumes what does not belong to him, he is said to arrogate or usurp it. A man may usurp the substance of power in the most unpretending way; what he arrogates to himself he assumes with a haughty and overbearing manner. One assumes the robes or insignia of office by putting them on, with or without right. If he takes to himself the credit and appearance of qualities he does not possess, he is said to affect or feign, or to pretend to, the character he thus assumes. What a debater postulates he openly states and takes for granted without proof; what he assumes he may take for granted without mention. A favorite trick of the sophist is quietly to assume as true what would at once be challenged if expressly stated. What a man claims he asserts his right to take; what he assumes he takes.

    Synonyms:
    accept, affect, appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, feign, postulate, pretend, put on, take, usurp

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. presume(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    suppose, conjecture, think, surmise, believe

  2. presume(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    venture, dare, make bold

  3. presume(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    consider, deem, think, believe, suppose, take for granted

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

assume, suppose, guess, imagine



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