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postulate

 
Noun postulate has 1 sense
  1. postulate, posit - (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    --1 is a kind of proposition
    --1 has particulars: Bayes' postulate; premise, premiss, assumption
    Derived form: verb postulate2
Verb postulate has 3 senses
  1. contend, postulate - maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
    --1 is one way to claim
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. postulate, posit - take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"
    --2 is one way to presuppose, suppose
    Derived forms: noun postulate1, noun postulation1, noun postulator2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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