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English noun: premise

1. premise (communication) a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

SamplesOn the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play.

Synonymsassumption, premiss

Broader (hypernym)posit, postulate

Narrower (hyponym)condition, major premise, major premiss, minor premise, minor premiss, precondition, scenario, stipulation, subsumption, thesis

English verb: premise

1. premise (communication) set forth beforehand, often as an explanation

SamplesHe premised these remarks so that his readers might understand.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)exposit, expound, set forth

2. premise (communication) furnish with a preface or introduction

SamplesShe always precedes her lectures with a joke.
He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution.

Synonymsintroduce, precede, preface

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell

Narrower (hyponym)preamble, prologise, prologize, prologuize

3. premise (cognition) take something as preexisting and given


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)presuppose, suppose

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