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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
Translations of “beg the question”
in Chinese (Traditional) (說法或情況)使人想要提出問題…
in Chinese (Simplified) (说法或情况)使人想要提出问题…
(Definition of beg the question from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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