Nouns (2)
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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 (13)
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posit, postulate
v. take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"
postulate, contend
v. maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
call for, demand, involve, take, require, need, postulate, ask, necessitate
v. 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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Fuzzynyms (75)
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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"
buy
v. accept as true; "I can't buy this story"
trust, believe
v. be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war"
request
v. inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary"
expect, require, ask
v. consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
take, claim
v. lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
profess
v. receive into a religious order or congregation
fence, debate, contend, argue
v. have an argument about something
warrant, justify
v. show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
sort out, straighten out, crystalise, shed light on, clear up, elucidate, illuminate, enlighten, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, clear
v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
relate
v. give an account of; "The witness related the events"
recount
v. count again; "We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made"
narrate
v. provide commentary for a film, for example
flesh out, exposit, lucubrate, dilate, expound, expand, enlarge, expatiate, elaborate
v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
report
v. make known to the authorities; "One student reported the other to the principal"
inform on, turn in, report
v. make known to the authorities; "One student reported the other to the principal"
judge, label, pronounce
v. pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
draw, depict, describe
v. give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
say
v. utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
swear, swan, aver, avow, assert, verify, affirm
v. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
demand
v. summon to court
relate
v. have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
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Antonyms (5)
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disclaim
v. make a disclaimer about; "He disclaimed any responsibility"
deny
v. refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
rid of, eliminate, obviate
v. do away with
postulate
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