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Definition of PRESUPPOSE

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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. [1913 Webster]

           Each [kind of knowledge] presupposes many necessary things learned in other sciences, and known beforehand.
                                                    --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "presuppose": 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

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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