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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
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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
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