presume on/upon

Definition of presume on/upon

formal

  1. :  to expect too much from (a relationship) in a way that shows that one does not understand one's role in the relationship :  to go beyond the proper limits of (a relationship) I don't want to presume on/upon our friendship by asking for too many favors.

Word by Word Definitions

presumeplay
  1. :  to undertake without leave or clear justification :  dare

    :  to expect or assume especially with confidence

    :  to suppose to be true without proof

uponplay
  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up presume on/upon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fight against or to call in question

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!