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

1 sense of premise

Sense 1
premise, premiss, assumption -- (a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play")
       => postulate, posit -- ((logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning)

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

3 senses of premise

Sense 1
premise -- (set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand")
       => set forth, expound, exposit -- (state; "set forth one's reasons")

Sense 2
precede, preface, premise, introduce -- (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")
       => state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

Sense 3
premise, premiss -- (take something as preexisting and given)
       => presuppose, suppose -- (take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work")

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