- Present participle of presuppose.
Variant of presuppose
transitive verbpresupposed, presupposing
- to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted
- to require or imply as a preceding condition: an effect presupposes a cause
Origin of presupposeMiddle English presupposen ; from Middle French presupposer, altered (based on poser, to place) ; from Medieval Latin praesupponere, past participle praesuppositus: see pre- and amp; suppose