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Definition 1: (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for postulate in the sense of this definition

(postulate is a kind of ...) (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false

(... is a kind of 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)

(... is a kind of postulate ) 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 play"

(postulate belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 2: take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom - [verb of cognition]

Samples where postulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He posited three basic laws of nature

Synonyms for postulate in the sense of this definition

(postulate is a kind of ...) take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

"I presuppose that you have done your work"

(... is a kind of postulate ) postulate positively and assertively

"The letter asserts a free society"

Definition 3: maintain or assert - [verb of communication]

Samples where postulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He contended that Communism had no future

Synonyms for postulate in the sense of this definition

(postulate is a kind of ...) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

"He claimed that he killed the burglar"

Definition 4: require as useful, just, or proper - [verb of stative]

Samples where postulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for postulate in the sense of this definition

(postulate has a similar meaning as ...) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

"the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

(... is a kind of postulate ) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood

"most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"

(... is a kind of postulate ) require a specified depth for floating

"This boat draws 70 inches"

(... is a kind of postulate ) require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

"This mistake cost him his job"

(... is a kind of postulate ) need badly or desperately

"This question cries out for an answer"

(... is a kind of postulate ) necessitate or exact

"the water shortage compels conservation"

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