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presume

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of presume

  1. 1 to form an opinion from little or no evidence <I presume you'll fly if you do go> Synonyms assume, conjecture, daresay, imagine, guess, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect, suspicion [chiefly dialect]Related Words conclude, deduce, gather, infer; hypothecate, hypothesize, theorize; believe, conceive, expect, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], take, thinkNear Antonyms demonstrate, document, establish, prove, substantiate, validate; ascertain, determine, find out, learn

  2. 2 to take as true or as a fact without actual proof <we should presume that a person is innocent until proven guilty> Synonyms hypothecate, hypothesize, postulate, premise, assume, presuppose, say, supposeRelated Words accept, believe, credit, swallow; conclude, deduce, gather, infer, judge, take; conjecture, figure, guess, reckon [chiefly dialect], surmise, suspect, suspicion [chiefly dialect], think; conceive, dream, fancy, imagine, perceive, preconceive; speculate, theorize; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, insist, maintain, professNear Antonyms challenge, controvert, disagree (with), disbelieve, discount, discredit, dispute, distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, wonder (about); deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, reject, repudiate; belie, confute, disprove, rebut, refute




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