Meaning of “presume” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /prɪˈzjuːm/

[ T ] to think that something is likely to be true, although you are not certain:

[ + (that) ] I presume that you've done your homework.
be presumed dead/innocent, etc

If someone is presumed dead/innocent, etc, it seems very likely that they are dead/innocent, etc.

presume to do sth formal

to do something that you do not have the right or the skills to do:

I certainly wouldn't presume to tell you how to do your job.

(Definition of “presume” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)