HyperDic: premise

English > 4 senses of the word premise:
NOUNcommunicationpremise, premiss, assumptiona statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
VERBcommunicationpremiseset forth beforehand, often as an explanation
communicationpremise, precede, preface, introducefurnish with a preface or introduction
cognitionpremise, premisstake something as preexisting and given
premise > pronunciation
Soundspreh'mihs
Rhymesabyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > premise: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn.
Synonymspremiss, assumption
Narrowercondition, precondition, stipulationAn assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
major premise, major premissThe premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
minor premise, minor premiss, subsumptionThe premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
scenarioA postulated sequence of possible events
thesisAn unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
Broaderpostulate, posit(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
Spanishpremisa, supuesto
Catalanpremissa, supòsit
Verbspremisetake something as preexisting and given
English > premise: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningset forth beforehand, often as an explanation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
Broaderset forth, expound, expositstate
English > premise: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningFurnish with a preface or introduction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsprecede, preface, introduce
Narrowerpreamblemake a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document
prologize, prologuize, prologiseWrite or speak a prologue
Broaderstate, say, tellExpress in words / words
Spanishanteceder, comenzar, introducer, introducir, preceder
English > premise: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningTake something as preexisting and given.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonympremiss
Broaderpresuppose, supposetake for granted or as a given
Nounspremisea statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

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