What is another word for presuppose?

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[ pɹˌiːsʌpˈə͡ʊz], [ pɹˌiːsʌpˈə‍ʊz], [ p_ɹ_ˌiː_s_ʌ_p_ˈəʊ_z]

Presuppose is a word which means to assume something to be true without proof or verification. However, there are other words that can be used to convey similar meanings. Some of the synonyms for presuppose include suppose, assume, postulate, posit, hypothesize, and conjecture. These words denote an idea or argument based on given facts or assumptions. In addition, presume, deduce, infer, and entail could also be used as substitutes in certain contexts. While these words are often used interchangeably, it is important to note that slight differences in meaning and use might exist, depending on the context in which they are used.

Related words: presuppositions, presupposed meaning, assume, assume something is true, take for granted, assume the truth

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    The word "presuppose" means to assume or take for granted. Some antonyms of "presuppose" are "doubt," "question," "reconsider," "suspect," and "uncertainty." These words suggest a lack of confidence in the assumption or belief, implying the need to verify or confirm the validity of the presupposition. Another set of antonyms includes "deny," "dispute," "reject," and "disavow." These words deny the truth or existence of the presupposition outright, suggesting a complete disagreement with the presupposition. Using antonyms of "presuppose" can help express uncertainty or disagreement, adding nuance and complexity to written and spoken communication.

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    Usage examples for Presuppose

    You cannot tell me that the atoms of which that man was composed will reunite, because that would presuppose the existence of a power possessing the capability of the creation of matter in the same state with the same knowledge of personal identity; besides which, the matter of which Alexander the Great was composed may now be in your body, and thus either you or poor Alexander would have to go on short commons at the day of judgment.
    "Theological Essays"
    Charles Bradlaugh
    presuppose in the poet conviction of a sound philosophy, and we may say with Shelley, of his handiwork, that "it is the perfect and consummate surface and bloom of all things; it is as the odor and the color of the rose to the texture of the elements which compose it, as the form and splendor of unfaded beauty to the secrets of anatomy and corruption."
    "The Approach to Philosophy"
    Ralph Barton Perry
    Many minds and many hands had fashioned it, for above its central door was the date, 1688, which would presuppose that it had been built from revenues coming as a reward for opposition to the Stuarts.
    "An Orkney Maid"
    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

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