UK [ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz] / US [ˌprɪsəˈpoʊz] verb [transitive]
Word forms "presuppose":
present tense I/you/we/they presuppose he/she/it presupposes present participle presupposing past tense presupposed past participle presupposed formal
if one thing presupposes another, it cannot exist or happen unless the other thing is also true

Their spending plans presuppose continued economic growth.

presuppose that:

Giving special attention to the weaker students presupposes that the others are willing to work without much support.

Derived word:
UK [ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprɪsʌpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "presupposition":
singular presupposition plural presuppositions

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  • presuppose — I verb assume, be biased, be inclined to think, be jaundiced, be prejudiced, believe, conjecture, count upon, decide beforehand, decide in advance, deduce, deem, determine beforehand, determine in advance, divine, draw an inference, estimate,… …   Law dictionary

  • presuppose — presuppose, presume, assume, postulate, premise, posit are comparable when they mean to take something for granted or as true or existent especially as a basis for action or reasoning. Their corresponding nouns presupposition, presumption,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Presuppose — Pre sup*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presupposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presupposing}.] [Pref. pre + suppose: cf. F. pr[ e]supposer.] To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presuppose — (v.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. presupposer (14c.), from M.L. praesupponere; see PRE (Cf. pre ) + SUPPOSE (Cf. suppose). Related: Presupposed; presupposing …   Etymology dictionary

  • presupposé — Presupposé, [presuppos]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • presuppose — ► VERB 1) require as a precondition of possibility or coherence. 2) tacitly assume to be the case. DERIVATIVES presupposition noun …   English terms dictionary

  • presuppose — [prē΄sə pōz′] vt. presupposed, presupposing [ME presupposen < MFr presupposer, altered (based on poser, to place) < ML praesupponere, pp. praesuppositus: see PRE & SUPPOSE] 1. to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted 2. to require… …   English World dictionary

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