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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


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)presuppose, suppose

Narrower (hyponym)assert, insist

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