presume [-d, presuming, -s] v

Fr. présumer or L. præsūm-ěre, take before, anticipate, take for granted, assume, suppose, dare < præ, before + sūmere, take.

  1. Dare; venture; try; aspire; make an arrogant attempt.
  2. Usurp; take liberties; take advantage of something or someone; seize without right; take possession unlawfully; lay claim to something without proper authority.
  3. Suppose; assume; guess; conjecture; suspect; expect; anticipate; take for granted; believe without proof.
  4. [Fig.] know; be certain; be aware; have foreknowledge.