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pre·sume

presume

 
 
pronunciation:
prih zum
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part of speech: verb
inflections: presumes, presuming, presumed
definition 1: to take for granted; assume.
I presumed you would wait for me even if I was late.
synonyms:
assume, imagine
similar words:
believe, expect, gather, guess, suppose, suspect
definition 2: to do something without permission or invitation.
Her mother presumed to throw out her old pair of jeans.
similar words:
dare, venture
derivations: presumedly (adv.), presumingly (adv.)
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