presume

  • 1 présumé — présumé, ée [ prezyme ] adj. • 1835; de présumer ♦ Que l on croit tel par hypothèse. ⇒ supposé. Son fils présumé. ⇒ putatif. Ses intentions présumées. Présumé innocent. Innocent ou présumé tel. présumé, ée adj. Cru par supposition, censé, réputé …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 presume — pre·sume /pri züm/ vt pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing: to suppose to be true without proof or before inquiry: accept as a presumption must presume the defendant is innocent Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 presume — [prē zo͞om′, prēzyo͞om′, prizo͞om′, prizyo͞om′] vt. presumed, presuming [ME presumen < OFr presumer < L praesumere < prae , before (see PRE ) + sumere, to take: see CONSUME] 1. to take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Presume — Pre*sume , v. i. 1. To suppose or assume something to be, or to be true, on grounds deemed valid, though not amounting to proof; to believe by anticipation; to infer; as, we may presume too far. [1913 Webster] 2. To venture, go, or act, by an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 présumé — présumé, mée (pré zu mé, mée) part. passé de présumer. 1°   Jugé vraisemblable. •   Une grâce, ainsi que tout autre don, n est légitime qu avec le consentement, du moins présumé, de celui qui la reçoit, J. J. ROUSS. 1er dial.. 2°   Censé, réputé …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6 Presume — Pre*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presuming}.] [F. pr[ e]sumer, L. praesumere, praesumptum; prae before + sumere to take. See {Assume}, {Redeem}.] 1. To assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 presume — [v1] make assumption; believe assume, bank on*, be afraid, conclude, conjecture, consider, count on, depend, figure, gather, guess, infer, jump the gun*, posit, postulate, predicate, premise, presuppose, pretend, rely, speculate, suppose, surmise …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 presume — ► VERB 1) suppose that something is probably the case. 2) take for granted. 2) be arrogant enough to do something. 4) (presume on/upon) unjustifiably regard (something) as entitling one to privileges. DERIVATIVES presumable adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 presume on — index accroach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 presume — (v.) late 14c., to take upon oneself, to take liberty, also to take for granted, presuppose, especially overconfidently, from O.Fr. presumer (12c.), from L. praesumere (see PRESUMPTION (Cf. presumption)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 presume — *presuppose, postulate, premise, posit, assume Analogous words: surmise, Conjecture: deduce, *infer, judge, gather, conclude …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 presumé — Presumé, [presum]ée. part. Ce n est pas une chose bien assurée, mais elle est presumée vraye …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 13 presume — v. (formal) 1) (d; intr.) to presume on, upon (to presume upon smb. s good nature) 2) (E) I will not presume to give you advice 3) (L) we can presume that she will return 4) (M) we must presume her to be innocent 5) (N; used with an adjective) we …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 presume — pre|sume S3 [prıˈzju:m US ˈzu:m] v [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: présumer, from Latin praesumere, from sumere to take ] 1.) [T] to think that something is true, although you are not certain = ↑assume ▪ Each of you will make a speech, I… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 presume — verb 1 (T) to think you can be sure of something because it is likely, although there is no proof: Each of you will make a speech, I presume? | presume (that): I presume we ll be there by six o clock. | presume sb/sth to be sb/sth: From the way… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 presume */ — UK [prɪˈzjuːm] / US [prɪˈzum] verb Word forms presume : present tense I/you/we/they presume he/she/it presumes present participle presuming past tense presumed past participle presumed 1) [transitive] to think that something is true because it is …

    English dictionary

  • 17 presume — assume, presume 1. Both words can mean ‘suppose’ and are often interchangeable in this meaning. Fowler (1926) maintained that there is a stronger element of postulation or hypothesis in assume and of a belief held on the basis of external… …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 presume — pre|sume [ prı zum ] verb * 1. ) transitive to think something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain: ASSUME: presume (that): I presume you ve already ordered lunch. Ellen could only presume that he didn t care. a ) LEGAL… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 presume — [[t]prɪzju͟ːm, AM zu͟ːm[/t]] presumes, presuming, presumed 1) VERB If you presume that something is the case, you think that it is the case, although you are not certain. [V that] I presume you re here on business... [V that] Dido s told you the… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 presume on — phrasal verb presume on or presume upon [transitive] Word forms presume on : present tense I/you/we/they presume on he/she/it presumes on present participle presuming on past tense presumed on past participle presumed on formal presume on/upon… …

    English dictionary


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