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English noun: posit

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


Synonymspostulate


Broader (hypernym)proposition


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


Domain categorylogic


English verb: posit

1. posit (contact) put (something somewhere) firmly


SamplesShe posited her hand on his shoulder.
Deposit the suitcase on the bench.
Fix your eyes on this spot.


Synonymsdeposit, fix, situate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)bury, sediment

2. posit (communication) put before


SamplesI submit to you that the accused is guilty.


Synonymsput forward, state, submit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)advise, propose, suggest

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


SamplesHe posited three basic laws of nature.


Synonymspostulate


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


Broader (hypernym)presuppose, suppose


Narrower (hyponym)assert, insist









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