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presuppose

  

      vb   tr  
1    to take for granted; assume  
2    to require or imply as a necessary prior condition  
3      (Philosophy, logic, linguistics)   to require (a condition) to be satisfied as a precondition for a statement to be either true or false or for a speech act to be felicitous. Have you stopped beating your wife? presupposes that the person addressed has a wife and has beaten her  
  presupposition      n  
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presuppose

  
  
accept, assume, consider, imply, posit, postulate, presume, suppose, take as read, take for granted, take it  

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