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What's the difference between assume and presume?

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Assume is supposing something to be the case without proof. Presume is supposing that something is the case on the basis of probability.

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Presume implies some underlying knowledge about the topic; it is the best guess based upon some known facts. An assumption is usually based on fewer or no facts and is more of a random guess.

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