Examples of presuppose in a sentence
The rule presupposes a need to restrict student access to the library.
the book presupposes its readers will already know something about the subject
Origin and Etymology of presuppose
Middle English, from Medieval French presupposer, from Medieval Latin praesupponere (perfect indicative praesupposui), from Latin prae- + Medieval Latin supponere to suppose — more at suppose
First Known Use: 15th century
PRESUPPOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of presuppose for English Language Learners
: to be based on the idea that something is true or will happen
: to require or depend on (something) in order to be true or exist
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