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presume

[pri-zoom]
verb (used with object), presumed, presuming.
1.
to take for granted, assume, or suppose: I presume you're tired after your drive.
2.
Law. to assume as true in the absence of proof to the contrary.
3.
to undertake with unwarrantable boldness.
4.
to undertake (to do something) without right or permission: to presume to speak for another.
verb (used without object), presumed, presuming.
5.
to take something for granted; suppose.
6.
to act or proceed with unwarrantable or impertinent boldness.
7.
to go too far in acting unwarrantably or in taking liberties (usually followed by on or upon ): Do not presume upon his tolerance.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English presumen (< Old French presumer) < Latin praesūmere to take beforehand (Late Latin: take for granted, assume, dare), equivalent to prae- pre- + sūmere to take up, suppose (see consume)

presumedly [pri-zoo-mid-lee] , adverb
presumer, noun
unpresumed, adjective


1. presuppose. 6. overstep.
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presume (prɪˈzjuːm)
 
vb
1.  (when tr, often takes a clause as object) to take (something) for granted; assume
2.  (when tr, often foll by an infinitive) to take upon oneself (to do something) without warrant or permission; dare: do you presume to copy my work?
3.  (intr; foll by on or upon) to rely or depend: don't presume on his agreement
4.  law to take as proved until contrary evidence is produced
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin praesūmere to take in advance, from prae before + sūmere to assume]
 
presumedly
 
adv
 
pre'sumer
 
n
 
pre'suming
 
adj
 
pre'sumingly
 
adv

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presume
late 14c., "to take upon oneself, to take liberty," also "to take for granted, presuppose," from O.Fr. presumer (12c.), from L. præsumere (see presumption). Presumptive is recorded from 1560s. The heir presumptive (1620s) is "presumed" to be the heir if the heir apparent is unavailable.
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