presumed, past participle; presumes, 3rd person singular present; presuming, present participle; presumed, past tense;
Suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability
I presumed that the man had been escorted from the building
the two men were presumed dead when the wreck of their boat was found
Take for granted that something exists or is the case
the argument presumes that only one person can do the work
the task demands skills which cannot be presumed and therefore require proper training
Be audacious enough to do something
kindly don't presume to issue me orders in my own house
Make unjustified demands; take liberties
forgive me if I have presumed
Unjustifiably regard (something) as entitling one to privileges
she knew he regarded her as his protegée, but was determined not to presume on that
assume: take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
make bold: take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission; "How dare you call my lawyer?"
constitute reasonable evidence for; "A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"
take liberties or act with too much confidence
To perform, do (something) without authority; to lay claim to without permission. [from 14th c.]; With infinitive object: to be so presumptuous as (to do something) without proper authority or permission. [from 14th c.]; To assume to be true (without proof); to take for granted, to suppose. ...
(presumed) appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it