from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To believe or suppose in advance.
- transitive v. To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition. See Synonyms at presume.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To assume some truth without proof, usually for the purpose of reaching a conclusion based on that truth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for granted; to assume.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To suppose beforehand; take for granted in advance of actual knowledge or experience.
- To assume beforehand; require or imply as an antecedent condition; necessitate the prior assumption of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
- v. take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
From Latin prae- "before", and supponere "to suppose". (Wiktionary)