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Synonyms for presume
prɪˈzumpre·sume

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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. presume

    Synonyms:
    suppose, anticipate, apprehend, venture, take for granted, conjecture, believe, deem

    Antonyms:
    infer, deduce, prove, argue, retire, withdraw, hesitate, distrust

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assume, presume, take for grantedverb

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

    "I assume his train was late"

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

  2. make bold, dare, presumeverb

    take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission

    "How dare you call my lawyer?"

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

  3. presumeverb

    constitute reasonable evidence for

    "A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"

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

  4. presumeverb

    take liberties or act with too much confidence

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. presumeverb

    Synonyms:
    suppose, conjecture, think, surmise, believe

  2. presumeverb

    Synonyms:
    venture, dare, make bold

  3. presumeverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "presume":

    assume, suppose, guess, imagine

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use presume in a sentence?

  1. Former Massachusetts governor Romney:

    I wouldn’t presume to tell Paul what to do, but I do know that he is a man of ideas who is driven to see them applied for the public good. Every politician tries to convince people that they are that kind of leader; almost none are - Paul is.

  2. William Marler:

    The law would presume that a reasonable person wouldn't be consuming a product, despite what the president said.

  3. Greg Taxin:

    It’s probably silly or foolish that they just have n’t satisfied people’s desire to know how the chain of command is working, on the other hand, I presume the CEO of United Airlines goes on vacation on a regular basis, and he’s not around to answer question or make decision and things run just fine.

  4. Maria Zakharova:

    It seems to me that our American colleagues should now be somewhat distracted from the instructive tonality that they have been spreading over the years in relation to other countries, take a look in the mirror and then describe everything that they saw there in statements, like those they addressed to many countries of the world, we presume that, in carrying out measures to curb looting and other illegal actions, the authorities should not violate the rights of Americans to peaceful protest.

  5. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    I presume that if this wreckage does turn out to be from a Boeing 777 that the analysts will do their best ... to try to work out exactly where it came from, i don't know how accurate that will be but I dare say it will give us some more evidence and it might enable us to further refine the search area, it might.


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