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Definition 1: a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not play

Synonyms for premise in the sense of this definition

(premise is a kind of ...) (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

(... is a kind of premise ) the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)

(... is a kind of premise ) the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)

(... is a kind of premise ) an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

(... is a kind of premise ) an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else

(... is a kind of premise ) a postulated sequence of possible events

"planners developed several scenarios in case of an attack"

Definition 2: take something as preexisting and given - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for premise in the sense of this definition

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

"I presuppose that you have done your work"

Definition 3: set forth beforehand, often as an explanation - [verb of communication]

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

  • He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand

(premise is a kind of ...) state

"set forth one's reasons"

Definition 4: furnish with a preface or introduction - [verb of communication]

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

  • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
  • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

Synonyms for premise in the sense of this definition

(premise is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of premise ) make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document

(... is a kind of premise ) write or speak a prologue

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