presuppose

  • 1 présupposé — présupposé, ée [ presypoze ] adj. et n. m. • v. 1960; de présupposer 1 ♦ Littér. Supposé d avance. 2 ♦ N. m. Ce qui est supposé et non exposé dans un énoncé. ⇒ implication, présupposition. Les présupposés d un dialogue. ● présupposé nom masculin… …

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  • 2 présupposé — présupposé, ée (pré su pô zé, zée) part. passé. Un principe présupposé.    Absolument. Cela présupposé, cela étant présupposé. •   Et présupposé qu elle le désire, il vaut mieux contenter d abord sa curiosité que de lasser sa patience dans une… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 presuppose — I verb assume, be biased, be inclined to think, be jaundiced, be prejudiced, believe, conjecture, count upon, decide beforehand, decide in advance, deduce, deem, determine beforehand, determine in advance, divine, draw an inference, estimate,… …

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  • 4 presuppose — presuppose, presume, assume, postulate, premise, posit are comparable when they mean to take something for granted or as true or existent especially as a basis for action or reasoning. Their corresponding nouns presupposition, presumption,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Presuppose — Pre sup*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presupposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presupposing}.] [Pref. pre + suppose: cf. F. pr[ e]supposer.] To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 presuppose — (v.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. presupposer (14c.), from M.L. praesupponere; see PRE (Cf. pre ) + SUPPOSE (Cf. suppose). Related: Presupposed; presupposing …

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  • 7 presupposé — Presupposé, [presuppos]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 presuppose — ► VERB 1) require as a precondition of possibility or coherence. 2) tacitly assume to be the case. DERIVATIVES presupposition noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 presuppose — [prē΄sə pōz′] vt. presupposed, presupposing [ME presupposen < MFr presupposer, altered (based on poser, to place) < ML praesupponere, pp. praesuppositus: see PRE & SUPPOSE] 1. to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted 2. to require… …

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  • 10 presuppose — UK [ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz] / US [ˌprɪsəˈpoʊz] verb [transitive] Word forms presuppose : present tense I/you/we/they presuppose he/she/it presupposes present participle presupposing past tense presupposed past participle presupposed formal if one thing… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 Présupposé — Présupposition La présupposition se définit en linguistique comme l ensemble des informations implicites d un énoncé, qui peuvent s en déduire mais n y sont pas formellement exposées. Par exemple, la phrase « Jean a cessé de fumer »… …

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  • 12 presuppose — pre|sup|pose [ ,prisə pouz ] verb transitive FORMAL if one thing presupposes another, it cannot exist or happen unless the other thing is also true: Their spending plans presuppose continued economic growth. presuppose that: Giving special… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 presuppose — verb (T) formal 1 to depend on something that is thought to be true; assume: presuppose that: The plans presuppose that people usually respond to calls for help. 2 to depend on something in order to exist or be true: Every form of human society… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 presuppose — verb Presuppose is used with these nouns as the object: ↑existence …

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  • 15 presuppose — pre|sup|pose [ˌpri:səˈpəuz US ˈpouz] v [T] formal 1.) to depend on something that is believed to exist or to be true = ↑assume ▪ The idea of heaven presupposes the existence of God. presuppose that ▪ Your argument presupposes that Dickens was a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 presuppose — [[t]pri͟ːsəpo͟ʊz[/t]] presupposes, presupposing, presupposed VERB If one thing presupposes another, the first thing cannot be true or exist unless the second thing is true or exists. [V that] All your arguments presuppose that he s a rational,… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 presuppose — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French presupposer, from Medieval Latin praesupponere (perfect indicative praesupposui), from Latin prae + Medieval Latin supponere to suppose more at suppose Date: 15th century 1. to suppose …

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  • 18 presuppose — presupposition /pree sup euh zish euhn/, n. presuppositionless, adj. /pree seuh pohz /, v.t., presupposed, presupposing. 1. to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance. 2. (of a thing, condition, or state of affairs) to require… …

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  • 19 presuppose — verb To assume some truth without proof, usually for the purpose of reaching a conclusion based on that truth …

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  • 20 presuppose — Synonyms and related words: affect, allegorize, allude to, assume, be afraid, be predisposed, believe, bring, bring to mind, call for, comprise, conceive, conclude, conjecture, connote, consider, contain, daresay, deduce, deem, divine, dream,… …

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