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English noun: postulate

1. postulate (communication) (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning


Synonymsposit


Broader (hypernym)proposition


Narrower (hyponym)assumption, Bayes' postulate, premise, premiss


Domain categorylogic


English verb: postulate

1. postulate (communication) maintain or assert


SamplesHe contended that Communism had no future.


Synonymscontend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)claim

2. postulate (cognition) take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom


SamplesHe posited three basic laws of nature.


Synonymsposit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)presuppose, suppose


Narrower (hyponym)assert, insist

3. postulate (stative) require as useful, just, or proper


SamplesIt 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 postulate a patient's consent.


Synonymsask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, require, take


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)claim, compel, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, exact, govern, take


Verb groupclaim, exact, take


Antonymsobviate, rid of, eliminate









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