Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun postulate

1 sense of postulate

Sense 1
postulate, posit -- ((logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning)
       => proposition -- ((logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb postulate

3 senses of postulate

Sense 1
contend, postulate -- (maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future")
       => claim -- (assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar")

Sense 2
postulate, posit -- (take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature")
       => presuppose, suppose -- (take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work")

Sense 3
necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand -- (require as useful, just, or proper; "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")

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