Presuppose

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English

Verb

Presuppose (third-person singular simple present Presupposes, present participle presupposing, simple past and past participle presupposed)

  1. To assume some truth without proof, usually for the purpose of reaching a conclusion based on that truth.

Adverbs for Presuppose

arrogantly; confidently; selfishly; carelessly; egotistically; independently.

Thesaurus

affect, allegorize, allude to, assume, be afraid, be predisposed, believe, bring, bring to mind, call for, comprise, conceive, conclude, conjecture, connote, consider, contain, daresay, deduce, deem, divine, dream, entail, expect, fancy, feel, forejudge, gather, go off half-cocked, grant, guess, hint, imagine, implicate, imply, import, infer, insinuate, intimate, involve, judge, judge beforehand, jump the gun, lead to, let, let be, mean, mean to say, opine, point indirectly to, posit, postulate, preconceive, preconclude, predecide, predetermine, prefigure, prejudge, premise, presume, presurmise, provisionally accept, reckon, repute, require, say, subsume, suggest, suppose, surmise, suspect, take, take for, take for granted, take in, take it, take to be, think, understand

Etymology

From Latin prae- "before", and supponere "to suppose".

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -əʊz

Translations


Italian

Verb

presuppose

  1. third-person singular past historic of presupporre