Presume

Definition of Presume

Pre`sume´
v. t.1.To assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave or authority previously obtained.
[imp. & p. p. Presumed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Presuming.]
Dare he presume to scorn us in this manner?
- Shak.
2.To take or suppose to be true, or entitled to belief, without examination or proof, or on the strength of probability; to take for granted; to infer; to suppose.
Every man is to be presumed innocent till he is proved to be guilty.
- Blackstone.
What rests but that the mortal sentence pass, . . .
Which he presumes already vain and void,
Because not yet inflicted?
- Milton.
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.
2.To venture, go, or act, by an assumption of leave or authority not granted; to go beyond what is warranted by the circumstances of the case; to venture beyond license; to take liberties; - often with on or upon before the ground of confidence.
Do not presume too much upon my love.
- Shak.
This man presumes upon his parts.
- Locke.

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