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English definition of “presuppose”

presuppose

verb [T]     /ˌpriː.səˈpəʊz/ US  /-ˈpoʊz/
to accept that something is true before it has been proved: [+ that] You're presupposing that he'll have told her - but he may not have.Guessing, supposing and suspecting formal If an idea or situation presupposes something, that thing must be true for the idea or situation to work: Investigative journalism presupposes some level of investigation. [+ that] All this presupposes that he'll get the job he wants.Guessing, supposing and suspecting
(Definition of presuppose verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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