Definition of presume
- presumed innocent until proved guilty
“Is she still at work?” “I presume so, since she's not home.”
The court must presume innocence until there is proof of guilt.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'presume.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
take for granted;
What made you want to look up presume? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).