One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I presume that it had once been an attic’
assume, suppose, dare say, imagine, take it, expect, believe, think, surmise, guess, judge, trust, conjecture, speculate, postulate, posit, hypothesize, deduce, divine, infer, conclude, presuppose, take for granted, take as read
2‘let me presume to give you a word of advice’
venture, dare, have the temerity, have the audacity, have the effrontery, be so bold as, make so bold as, go so far as
take the liberty of
‘he was wary of presuming on their friendship’
take advantage of, take unfair advantage of, exploit, take liberties with
rely on, depend on, count on, bank on, reckon on, place reliance on, trust
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