What is the
difference between Assume and Presume?
What is the difference between Assume and Presume? :
) Accept something as true before there is proof
I cannot assume anything in this case.
We are assuming that the present situation is going to continue.
) Put on or display something falsely – pretend
He assumed ignorance of the accident.
The look of innocence she assumed had us all fooled.
She assumed an air of great concern for my safety.
) Take on – undertake – begin to act in or exercise something
He will assume his new responsibilities next week.
The problem is beginning to assume massive proposition.
) Suppose something to be true – take something for granted
I presume that an agreement will eventually be reached.
Ten passengers are missing, presumed dead.
) Venture to do something – be so bold as to do something
May I presume to advise you?
I shall not presume to disturb you.
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