presuppose - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz/
present tense
I/you/we/theypresuppose
he/she/itpresupposes
present participlepresupposing
past tensepresupposed
past participlepresupposed
  1. if one thing presupposes another, it cannot exist or happen unless the other thing is also true
    presuppose that:

    Giving special attention to the weaker students presupposes that the others are willing to work without much support.

derived word

presupposition

 

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/ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularpresupposition
pluralpresuppositions