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Definition of "presupposes" [presupposes]

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of presuppose. (verb)

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Use "presupposes" in a sentence
  • "The title presupposes that the mother has already accepted the fact that her child's hearing is not perfect, and, for the sake of the child, it is to be hoped that this knowledge came to her very promptly after the occurrence of the deafness."
  • "The term presupposes opposition to the classic style, to rhetorical deduction, and to measured periods, all of which were unknown in the time of the Renaissance, and first imported in that of the French Revolution."
  • "But they made a workmanlike thriller that works as an (unconscious?) auto-critique of mainstreamed Internet-age hedonism-the title presupposes the universal saturation of online schoolyard smuttiness, the film positing a world where nobody thinks twice when the camcorder comes out at the sex party."