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Definition 1: take liberties or act with too much confidence - [verb of body]

(presume is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 2: take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof - [verb of cognition]

Samples where presume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I assume his train was late

Synonyms for presume in the sense of this definition

(presume is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

(... is a kind of presume ) take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

"I presuppose that you have done your work"

Definition 3: constitute reasonable evidence for - [verb of communication]

Samples where presume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food

(presume is a kind of ...) provide evidence for

"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Samples where presume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How dare you call my lawyer?

Synonyms for presume in the sense of this definition

(presume is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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