Meaning of “beg the question” in the English Dictionary


"beg the question" in English

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beg the question

If a statement or situation begs the question, it causes you to ask a particular question:

Spending the summer travelling around India is a great idea, but it does beg the question of how we can afford it.
To discuss the company's future begs 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)