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PRESUPPOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does presuppose mean? 

PRESUPPOSE (verb)
  The verb PRESUPPOSE has 2 senses:

1. take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
2. require as a necessary antecedent or precondition

  Familiarity information: PRESUPPOSE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRESUPPOSE (verb)


Sense 1presuppose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

presuppose; suppose

Context example:

I presuppose that you have done your work

Hypernyms (to "presuppose" is one way to...):

assume; presume; take for granted (take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "presuppose"):

posit; postulate (take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom)

premise; premiss (take something as preexisting and given)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2presuppose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Require as a necessary antecedent or precondition

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

presuppose; suppose

Context example:

This step presupposes two prior ones

Hypernyms (to "presuppose" is one way to...):

imply (suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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