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beg the question

If a ​statement or ​situationbegs the ​question, it ​causes you to ​ask a ​particularquestion: Spending the ​summertravelling around ​India is a ​greatidea, but it does beg the ​question of how we can ​afford it. To ​discuss the company's ​futurebegs the ​question of whether it has a ​future. to ​talk about something as if it were ​true, ​even though it may not be
(Definition of beg the question from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beg the question”
in Chinese (Simplified) (说法或情况)使人想要提出问题…
in Chinese (Traditional) (說法或情況)使人想要提出問題…
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