presume

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)).

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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