HyperDic: postulate

English > 4 senses of the word postulate:
VERBcommunicationpostulate, contendmaintain or assert
cognitionpostulate, posittake as a given
stativepostulate, necessitate, ask, need, require, take, involve, call for, demandrequire as useful, just, or proper
NOUNcommunicationpostulate, posit(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
postulate > pronunciation
Soundspaa'schahlaht; paa'schahley.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
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English > postulate: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning.
Synonymposit
CategorylogicThe branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
NarrowerBayes' postulate(statistics) the difficulty of applying Bayes' theorem is that the probabilities of the different causes are seldom known, in which case it may be postulated that they are all equal (sometimes known as postulating the equidistribution of ignorance)
premise, premiss, assumptionA statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
Broaderproposition(logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
Spanishpostulado
Catalanpostulat
Verbspostulatetake as a given
English > postulate: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningMaintain or assert.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymcontend
Broaderclaimassert or affirm strongly
English > postulate: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningTake as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymposit
Narrowerinsist, assertassert to be true
Broaderpresuppose, supposetake for granted or as a given
Spanishpostular
Catalanpostular
Nounspostulate(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
postulation(logic) a declaration of something self-evident
postulatorsomeone who assumes or takes something for granted as the basis of an argument
English > postulate: 4 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningrequire as useful, just, or proper.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
Synonymsnecessitate, ask, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
Narrowerclaim, take, exactTake as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
compelNecessitate or exact
costrequire to lose, suffer, or sacrifice
cry out for, cry forNeed badly or desperately
drawrequire a specified depth for floating
governrequire to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
Oppositeobviate, rid of, eliminateDo away with
Similar toclaim, take, exactTake as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Spanishdemandar, exigir, implicar, involucrar, necesitar, pedir, precisar, preguntar, reclamar, requerir, solicitar
Catalanexigir, implicar, involucrar, necessitar, precisar, preguntar, reclamar, requerir

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