Definition of 'presume'
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One can only presume they are dead. Times, Sunday Times (2007)By which one presumes he means not just when they turn into show ponies at night. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her body has not been found but she is presumed dead. The Sun (2009)But it is often presumed to be no longer necessary and is lacking in many homes and schools. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We presumed a holiday meant sun. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All are presumed to be dead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So we can't presume forgiveness means pretending that there is no harm. Christianity Today (2000)It is often presumed that the speech impediment is caused by shyness, a neglected childhood or social awkwardness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We presume he means aeroplanes. The Sun (2012)They are all presumed dead. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His baffling new case involves a woman long presumed dead, and a mysterious ransom note sent to the man accused of her murder. The Sun (2014)I wouldn't presume to say so. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm aware of the risk one takes presuming innocence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As Sands lies dying, the film presumes to take us inside his head. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I presume he meant strippers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I suggest you propose, but - presuming he says yes! The Sun (2013)A place where they presume - often quite rightly - that adults are not paying attention. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I presume he means 'old '! The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'presume'
British English: presume /prɪˈzjuːm/ VERB
If you presume that something is true, you think that it is true, although you are not certain.
I presume you're here on business.
- American English: presume
- Arabic: يُفْتَرَضُ أنَّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: presumir
- Chinese: 假定
- Croatian: pretpostaviti
- Czech: předpokládat
- Danish: antage
- Dutch: veronderstellen
- European Spanish: suponer conjeturar
- Finnish: olettaa
- French: supposer
- German: annehmen vermuten
- Greek: υποθέτω
- Italian: presumere
- Japanese: 推定する
- Korean: 추정하다
- Norwegian: ta for gitt
- Polish: przypuścić
- European Portuguese: presumir
- Romanian: a presupune
- Russian: предполагать
- Spanish: suponer
- Swedish: anta förutsätta
- Thai: เชื่อว่าเป็นจริง
- Turkish: farzetmek
- Ukrainian: припускати
- Vietnamese: giả sử
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