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verb [transitive] formal presuppose pronunciation in British English /ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz/
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present tense
present participlepresupposing
past tensepresupposed
past participlepresupposed
  1. 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.

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 presuppose pronunciation in British English /ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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