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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 meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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