Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] PRESUME NP2[attribute] NP1[agent] PRESUME SCOMP
NOTE: This sense can occur whether there is reasonable proof or not for something to be true. Usually this is based on a person's logic. See example 2 where the reason can be stated, but is not necessary. This sense occurs frequently in the passive as in the last example, where the active version of it is in parentheses.
Congress presumes after the Reagan administration that the White House will take unconstitutional provisions in
appropriations bills lying down.
I presume his train is late (because he hasn't arrived yet).
A restaurant bill presumes food consumption.
Military organization presumes discipline.
The men have been missing for 10 days and are presumed dead.
The miner is presumed to be trapped under a fallen rock. (The government presumed that the miner is trapped under a fallen rock.)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate]] PRESUME to [predicate]
How dare you presume to call my lawyer!
You presume to speak for everyone?
You presume to understand me better than I understand myself.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4