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 for presuppose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Each [kind of knowledge] presupposes many necessary
           things learned in other sciences, and known beforehand.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I
           presuppose that you have done your work" [syn:
           presuppose, suppose]
      2: require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step
         presupposes two prior ones" [syn: presuppose, suppose]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "presuppose":
     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, entail, expect, fancy, feel, forejudge,
     gather, go off half-cocked, grant, guess, hint, imagine, implicate,
     imply, import, infer, insinuate, intimate, involve, judge,
     judge beforehand, jump the gun, lead to, let, let be, mean,
     mean to say, opine, point indirectly to, posit, postulate,
     preconceive, preconclude, predecide, predetermine, prefigure,
     prejudge, premise, presume, presurmise, provisionally accept,
     reckon, repute, require, say, subsume, suggest, suppose, surmise,
     suspect, take, take for, take for granted, take in, take it,
     take to be, think, understand

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