verb (used with object), pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing.
Origin of presume
Examples from the Web for presumed
He seemed to get a little turned around on the way but managed to reach what might have been presumed to be his destination.
A few weeks before this, a video surfaced of an Ebola victim in Monrovia, Liberia who had been presumed dead.
As is common in North Korea, family members of “enemies of the people” are presumed guilty by association.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both Doe and Haidak argue that the university displayed a general attitude of presumed guilt towards the accused.Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases?|Emily Shire|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Donetsk it is presumed to have been off-loaded from the flatbed and started to move in a convoy on its own.MH17 Missile Can't Hide From These Internet Sleuths|Eliot Higgins|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is presumed that we regard it as the Irishman regarded his wife's cuffs.He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
It was worse than useless talking to this man, who presumed upon his helpless state, and openly defied him.Fenton's Quest|M. E. Braddon
It is presumed that no instructor, who once gives this system a fair trial, will doubt the truth of this assertion.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
Our drawing was made from a specimen (presumed unique) sold at the Bligh Sale for 3l.
She noted that only one clerk gave heed to her entry, and, it is to be presumed, the quiet perfection of her furs.The Last Hope|Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for presumed
Word Origin for presume
Word Origin and History for presumed
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.