Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb presume

4 senses of presume

Sense 1
assume, presume, take for granted -- (take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late")
       => expect, anticipate -- (regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow")

Sense 2
make bold, dare, presume -- (take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
presume -- (constitute reasonable evidence for; "A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food")
       => testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show -- (provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence")

Sense 4
presume -- (take liberties or act with too much confidence)
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

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