presuppose

Part of speech: noun

Presupposition.

Part of speech: verb

To suppose in advance; take for granted.

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Usage examples "presuppose":

  1. For adaptation in this or that direction is the result of repulse or victory, and, therefore, we must presuppose an attack. - "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
  2. Improved means of defence or improved means of attack, both presuppose activity. - "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
  3. We must think it and therefore distinguish it from all the others, and so presuppose it as one existing among many and as forming with them a multiplicity; and this is the very opposite of that reality which we are striving to think. - "The Reform of Education", Giovanni Gentile.