beg the question

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To raise or prompt a question

Three people were hurt in the fire at the warehouse last night, which begs the question: what were they doing there in the first place?.

To engage in the logical fallacy of begging the question (petitio principii)

The objection is that the argument begs the question, meaning that the premise, that God has all the virtues, assumes the conclusion, that God is benevolent.

(of a fact or action) invite an obvious question or point
assume the truth of an argument or proposition to be proved, without arguing it
{f} assume an answer to a question that has not been asked
beg the question


    beg the ques·tion

    Turkish pronunciation

    beg dhi kwesçın


    /ˈbeg ᴛʜē ˈkwesʧən/ /ˈbɛɡ ðiː ˈkwɛsʧən/


    () * Latin petitio principii.

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