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beg the question

Definitions

  1. to evade the issue
  2. to assume the thing under examination as proved
  3. to suggest that a question needs to be asked   ⇒ the firm's success begs the question: why aren't more companies doing the same?

beg the question

Definitions

  1. to avoid giving a direct answer by posing another question
  2. to assume the truth of that which is intended to be proved See petitio principii

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