English noun: postulate
|1.||postulate (communication) (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assumption, Bayes' postulate, premise, premiss|
English verb: postulate
|1.||postulate (communication) maintain or assert|
|Samples||He contended that Communism had no future.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s that CLAUSE|
|2.||postulate (cognition) take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom|
|Samples||He posited three basic laws of nature.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Samples||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 postulate a patient's consent.
|Synonyms||ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, require, take|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||claim, compel, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, exact, govern, take|
|Verb group||claim, exact, take|
|Antonyms||obviate, rid of, eliminate|