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English definition of “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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