presume or assume?
People are often unsure about the difference between these two words. Indeed, they are very close in meaning.
to presume something (verb): to believe something to be true, but without being 100% sure
- I presume you’ll come to my party. (I’ll be surprised if you don’t come, but I’ll accept your decision.)
to assume something (verb): to take something for granted, to believe it without question
- I assume you’ll come to my party. (I expect to see you at my party. I will want to know why if you don’t come.)
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- Linda k hollywood says:
presume to act as an equal.
assume, to pretend, to suppose,
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- Craig Kitching says:
when you assume you are correct about me, without knowing for sure, and then act on your assumption you can quite easily make an (ASS) out of (U) and (ME).
- Belajar Bahasa Inggris says:
To help myself remember this easily, I have always associated ‘presume’ with a term commonly used in legal contexts: ‘presumption of innocence’ or ‘presumed innocent’ which means that an accused is to be considered innocent, even without any proof, until proven otherwise.
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