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presupposeverb [T]

uk   /ˌpriː.səˈpəʊz/  us   /ˌpriː.səˈpoʊz/
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.
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.
(Definition of presuppose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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presupposeverb [T]

 us   /ˌpri·səˈpoʊz/ fml
to think that something is true in advance without having any proof, or to consider that something is necessarily true if something else is true: [+ that clause] You’re presupposing that he told her – but he may not have. Teaching presupposes a formal education.
(Definition of presuppose from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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