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Synonyms for presume

Synonyms for presume

to take for granted without proof

to have the courage to put forward, as an idea, especially when rebuff or criticism is likely

to take advantage of unfairly

Synonyms for presume

take to be the case or to be true

take upon oneself

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constitute reasonable evidence for

take liberties or act with too much confidence

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I have inquired at the door, Sir Mulberry, every day,' said Ralph, 'twice a day, indeed, at first--and tonight, presuming upon old acquaintance, and past transactions by which we have mutually benefited in some degree, I could not resist soliciting admission to your chamber.
Thus, there are grounds for presuming upon the involvement of the Syrian armed opposition, primarily the so-called Islamic State (of Iraq and the Levant), in using the mentioned toxic agencies for terrorist purposes," the ministry said.
He does this in an unabashedly direct way, presuming upon his addressee: 'We have been worried rotten about the non-appearance of the working classes as a proletariat .
The Church will be a more spiritualized Church, not presuming upon a political mantle, flirting as little with the Left as with the Right.
Meanwhile, it seems to us that Alder Hey has gone a step too far in presuming upon the goodwill of its staff.