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

Verbs (10)

posit, postulate
v. take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"
put forward, posit, state, submit
v. put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
deposit, posit, fix, situate
v. put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"

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Fuzzynyms (62)

illation, inference
n. the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
theory, possibility, hypothesis
n. a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
supposal, supposition
n. the cognitive process of supposing
theorem
n. an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth
belief
n. any cognitive content held as true
precept, principle
n. rule of personal conduct
thesis
n. an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
hypothesis
n. a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
confidence
n. a feeling of trust (in someone or something); "I have confidence in our team"; "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"
theorize
v. form or construct theories; "he thinks and theorizes all day"
trust, believe
v. be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war"
lay out, represent, present
v. bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
introduce, premise, preface, precede
v. furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
initiate, broach
v. bring up a topic for discussion
place, send, post, station
v. assign to a station
bank
v. cover with ashes so to control the rate of burning; "bank a fire"
put down, set down, drop off, discharge, unload, drop
v. leave or unload; "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"
build
v. found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"
tack together, set up, put together, tack, piece, assemble
v. create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
put up, set up, rear, erect, raise
v. construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
precipitate
v. fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
fall sharply, precipitate
v. fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
save up, lay aside, save
v. accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary"
pile up, roll up, hoard, compile, amass, accumulate, collect
v. get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"

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Antonyms (2)

displace, move
v. cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

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