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assume/presume

Assume means "to take as granted or as true" and isassociated with hypothesis formation. Presume suggestsbelief, without clear justification, that something is true.


In this analysis, we assume that thecontamination was not caused by faulty filters in the airconditioner intake.

We presume that all contract work will becompleted by the delivery dates.


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