pre·​sum·​able | \ pri-ˈzü-mə-bəl How to pronounce presumable (audio) \

Definition of presumable

: capable of being presumed : acceptable as an assumption

Examples of presumable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Come April, the state of Ohio could have two No. 1 picks at quarterback with LSU’s Joe Burrow, an Ohio native, as the presumable favorite to be the top choice and the Bengals are in line to land the top pick. Safid Deen,, 24 Nov. 2019 The front row of the Mixtape Tour is a literal bar, complete with stools and a phalanx of contest winners (and presumable havers of $2,500), whose drinks and persons are draped across the guys’ feet for most of the show. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, 14 Aug. 2019 That makes me optimistic that a combined Tumblr and WordPress could make independent social media voices relevant again ahead of a presumable IPO for Automattic. Aja Romano, Vox, 13 Aug. 2019 Economics and conflicting schedules are the presumable reasons why The Chainsmokers have delegated all female vocal duties on their tour to Emily Warren. George Varga,, 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of presumable

1692, in the meaning defined above

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“Presumable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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