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presume

verb [I] (BE RUDE)    /prɪˈzjuːm/ US  /-ˈzuːm/
to do something although you know that you do not have a right to do it: [+ to infinitive] I wouldn't presume to tell you how to do your job , but shouldn't this piece go there? I don't wish to presume (= make a suggestion although I have no right to), but don't you think you should apologize to her? He presumes on her good nature (= takes unfair advantage of it).Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
(Definition of presume verb (BE RUDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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