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presuppose

[ pree-suh-pohz ]
/ 藢pri s蓹藞po蕣z /
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verb (used with object), pre路sup路posed, pre路sup路pos路ing.
to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance.
(of a thing, condition, or state of affairs) to require or imply as an antecedent condition: An effect presupposes a cause.
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Origin of presuppose

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English, from Middle French presupposer; see pre-, suppose

OTHER WORDS FROM presuppose

pre路sup路po路si路tion [pree-suhp-uh-zish-uhn], /藢pri s蕦p 蓹藞z瑟蕛 蓹n/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for presuppose

presuppose
/ (藢pri藧s蓹藞p蓹蕣z) /

verb (tr)
to take for granted; assume
to require or imply as a necessary prior condition
philosophy logic linguistics to require (a condition) to be satisfied as a precondition for a statement to be either true or false or for a speech act to be felicitous. Have you stopped beating your wife? presupposes that the person addressed has a wife and has beaten her

Derived forms of presuppose

presupposition (藢pri藧s蕦p蓹藞z瑟蕛蓹n), noun
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