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Verb: presuppose  ,pree-su'powz
  1. Take for granted or as a given; expect beforehand
    "I presuppose that you have done your work";
    - suppose
     
  2. (logic) require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    "This step presupposes two prior ones";
    - suppose

Derived forms: presupposing, presupposes, presupposed

Type of: assume, imply, presume, take for granted

Encyclopedia: Presuppose