HyperDic: presuppose

English > 2 senses of the word presuppose:
VERBcognitionpresuppose, supposetake for granted or as a given
cognitionpresuppose, supposerequire as a necessary antecedent or precondition
presuppose > pronunciation
RhymesAmbrose ... Windows: 49 rhymes with owz...
English > presuppose: 2 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningtake for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I presuppose that you have done your work"
Narrowerpostulate, positTake as a given
premise, premissTake something as preexisting and given
Broaderassume, presume, take for grantedtake to be the case or to be true
Nounspresuppositionthe act of presupposing
English > presuppose: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningrequire as a necessary antecedent or precondition.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This step presupposes two prior ones"
CategorylogicThe branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
BroaderimplySuggest as a logically necessary consequence

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