presuppose

US [ˌprisəˈpoʊz]
UK [ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz]
  • v.姑且认为;假设;以…为前提;依…而定
  • Web假定;推测;预先假定
Simple Present:presupposes  Present Participle:presupposing  Past Tense:presupposed  
presuppose
v.
1.
~ sth
姑且认为;假设to accept sth as true or existing and act on that basis, before it has been proved to be true
Teachers sometimes presuppose a fairly high level of knowledge by the students.
教师有时候假定学生的知识水平相当高。
2.
~ that….~ sth
以…为前提;依…而定to depend on sth in order to exist or be true
His argument presupposes that it does not matter who is in power.
他的论点前提是,谁掌权都无关紧要。