verb (used with object), pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing.
- prestressed concrete,
- presumed ocular histoplasmosis,
- presumption of fact,
- presumption of innocence
Origin of presume
Examples from the Web for presume
The next month she married the man who, it is safe to presume, was her final husband.
But it is a mistake to presume that because these voters are Obama loyalists they are Democratic Party loyalists.Is This the Beginning of the End for Blacks and Dems?|Keli Goff|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I presume most Republicans will be clever enough to mute impeachment talk before November.
How far that may be is unclear, though we can only presume that it would involve jail time for those tracked down.Can a Tweet Put You in Prison? It Certainly Will in the UK|Michael Moynihan|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two hours later, the website got its photos —and a Condé Nast employee (we presume) got a healthy check.
I presume,” replied his opponent, “that the honourable gentleman means tantamount.Diary in America, Series One|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
I presume, gentlemen, that you do consider it as your business to take this declaration.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
To-morrow night, or after to-morrow night, I presume that the orators will invite me to their board.
I presume you mean that Baron Benoni asked you to marry him?A Roman Singer|F. Marion Crawford
I am just as handy with a hard-tack and a cup of coffee as ever, and I presume feel better than if I could have anything I want.Diary of an Enlisted Man|Lawrence Van Alstyne
Word Origin for presume
late 14c., "to take upon oneself, to take liberty," also "to take for granted, presuppose," especially overconfidently, from Old French presumer (12c.) and directly from Latin praesumere "anticipate," in Late Latin, "assume" (see presumption). Related: Presumed; presumedly; presuming.