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Definition of "presuppose" [pre•sup•pose]

  • To believe or suppose in advance. (verb-transitive)
  • To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition. See Synonyms at presume. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "presuppose" in a sentence
  • "That said, such calls presuppose that Obama will be included in the "need to know" loop of any hardcore evidence of aliens contact ... and I very much doubt he will."
  • "You try using new words like "presuppose" to try to get around this, but you just don't understand that you DO NOT have the education to argue in the literary sense of the word."
  • "Mr. I have read tiny bits of college level philosphy and now I use the word "presuppose" to sound learned. please raise up off these N-u-Teez."