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presume

verb [T] (BELIEVE)   /prɪˈzum/
to believe something to be true because it is likely , although not certain : [+ (that) clause] I presume (that) they’re not coming, since they haven’t replied to the invitation . People accused of a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty . presumably    /prɪˈzu·mə·bli/ adverb [not gradable] Presumably they can afford to buy an apartment , or they wouldn’t be looking .
(Definition of presume verb (BELIEVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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