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pre·sup·pose

 (prē′sə-pōz′)
tr.v. pre·sup·posed, pre·sup·pos·ing, pre·sup·pos·es
1. To believe or suppose in advance: "In passing moral judgments ... we presuppose that a man's actions, and hence also his being a good or a bad man, are in his power" (Leo Strauss).
2. To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition: "The term tax relief ... presupposes a conceptual metaphor: Taxes are an affliction" (George Lakoff).

pre·sup′po·si′tion (prē-sŭp′ə-zĭsh′ən) n.
pre·sup′po·si′tion·al adj.

presuppose

(ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz)
vb (tr)
1. to take for granted; assume
2. to require or imply as a necessary prior condition
3. (Philosophy) 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
presupposition n

pre•sup•pose

(ˌpri səˈpoʊz)

v.t. -posed, -pos•ing.
1. to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance.
2. to require or imply as an antecedent condition: An effect presupposes a cause.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French]
pre`sup•po•si′tion (-sʌp əˈzɪʃ ən) n.

presuppose


Past participle: presupposed
Gerund: presupposing

Imperative
presuppose
presuppose
Present
I presuppose
you presuppose
he/she/it presupposes
we presuppose
you presuppose
they presuppose
Preterite
I presupposed
you presupposed
he/she/it presupposed
we presupposed
you presupposed
they presupposed
Present Continuous
I am presupposing
you are presupposing
he/she/it is presupposing
we are presupposing
you are presupposing
they are presupposing
Present Perfect
I have presupposed
you have presupposed
he/she/it has presupposed
we have presupposed
you have presupposed
they have presupposed
Past Continuous
I was presupposing
you were presupposing
he/she/it was presupposing
we were presupposing
you were presupposing
they were presupposing
Past Perfect
I had presupposed
you had presupposed
he/she/it had presupposed
we had presupposed
you had presupposed
they had presupposed
Future
I will presuppose
you will presuppose
he/she/it will presuppose
we will presuppose
you will presuppose
they will presuppose
Future Perfect
I will have presupposed
you will have presupposed
he/she/it will have presupposed
we will have presupposed
you will have presupposed
they will have presupposed
Future Continuous
I will be presupposing
you will be presupposing
he/she/it will be presupposing
we will be presupposing
you will be presupposing
they will be presupposing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been presupposing
you have been presupposing
he/she/it has been presupposing
we have been presupposing
you have been presupposing
they have been presupposing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been presupposing
you will have been presupposing
he/she/it will have been presupposing
we will have been presupposing
you will have been presupposing
they will have been presupposing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been presupposing
you had been presupposing
he/she/it had been presupposing
we had been presupposing
you had been presupposing
they had been presupposing
Conditional
I would presuppose
you would presuppose
he/she/it would presuppose
we would presuppose
you would presuppose
they would presuppose
Past Conditional
I would have presupposed
you would have presupposed
he/she/it would have presupposed
we would have presupposed
you would have presupposed
they would have presupposed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.presuppose - take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work"
assume, presume, take for granted - take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
postulate, posit - take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"
premiss, premise - take something as preexisting and given
2.presuppose - require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones"
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
imply - suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

presuppose

verb presume, consider, accept, suppose, assume, take it, imply, take for granted, postulate, posit, take as read All your arguments presuppose that he is a rational man.

presuppose

verb
To take for granted without proof:
Informal: reckon.
Translations

presuppose

[ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz] VTpresuponer

presuppose

[ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz] vtprésupposer

presuppose

vtvoraussetzen; (= require also)zur Voraussetzung haben

presuppose

[ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz] vtpresupporre
References in classic literature ?
And though men of the highest genius study this question as long as they please, I do not believe that they will be able to give any reason which can be sufficient to remove this doubt, unless they presuppose the existence of God.
Waiving any exception that might be taken to the inaccuracy or inexplicitness of the distinction between internal and external, let us inquire what ground there is to presuppose that disinclination in the people.
His faculties refer to natures out of him and predict the world he is to inhabit, as the fins of the fish foreshow that water exists, or the wings of an eagle in the egg presuppose air.
Republican government presupposes the existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other form.
Now, as the fact of becoming a prince from a private station presupposes either ability or fortune, it is clear that one or other of these things will mitigate in some degree many difficulties.
Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; concealing courage under a show of timidity presupposes a fund of latent energy; masking strength with weakness is to be effected by tactical dispositions.
since any explanation of it presupposes some knowledge of melody and of music, while your very question indicates that you have no knowledge of either.
Every act of ours, the most criminal, the most mad presupposes a balance of thought, feeling and will, like a correct attitude for an effective stroke in a game.
Sel fishness presupposes consciousness, choice, the pres ence of other men; but his instinct acted as though he were the last of mankind nursing that law like the only spark of a sacred fire.
Logic presupposes three possibilities, but there are millions
Aleksandra Mitevska from Utrinski vesnik writes that it is not hard to presuppose that the epilogue of the possible referendum for the use of the flags of the ethnic communities would not be that much different from another referendum for the territorial organization, held in 2004.
The compensation is provided in case the decrees presuppose the compensation.