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presuppose

pre·sup·pose

presuppose

 
pronunciation:
pri s poz
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: presupposed, presupposes, presupposing
definition 1: to suppose beforehand; presume.
similar words:
assume, imply, presume
definition 2: to require or imply as a necessary prior condition.
His going on the trip presupposes his return to good health.
similar words:
imply
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derivation: presupposition (n.)