Assume and Presume


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Assume verb – To take as true or as a fact without actual proof.
Usage example: everyone assumed, wrongly, that someone else was bringing dessert

Presume is a synonym for assume in belief topic. In some cases you can use "Presume" instead a verb "Assume", when it comes to topics like opinion, believe, suppose, take. popular alternative
Nearby Words: assumption, assuming
Synonyms for Assume


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Presume verb – To form an opinion from little or no evidence.
Usage example: I presume you'll fly if you do go

Assume is a synonym for presume in believe topic. You can use "Assume" instead a verb "Presume", if it concerns topics such as belief, opinion, suppose, take. popular alternative
Synonyms for Presume

Common collocations

people assume people presume people
monster assume monster presume monster
lying assume lying presume lying
worst assume worst presume worst

Both words in one sentence

  • You presume something if your belief has some basis; you assume something if it does not.
  • Manga / Sentai School Red Herring: Ken is Genre Savvy enough to once assume one about a crime's suspect, but also presume that it was an inverted Red Herring.
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