Dictionary Results for postulate


1. postulate - noun

· (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

Synonym(s): posit

Hypernym(s): proposition




2. postulate - verb

· maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"

Synonym(s): contend

Hypernym(s): claim




3. postulate - verb

· take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"

Synonym(s): posit

Hypernym(s): presuppose, suppose




4. postulate - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): necessitate, ask, need, require, take, involve, call_for, demand





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