Dictionary Results for premise


1. premise - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): premiss, assumption

Hypernym(s): postulate, posit




2. premise - verb

· set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"

Hypernym(s): set_forth, expound, exposit




3. premise - verb

· furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"

Synonym(s): precede, preface, introduce

Hypernym(s): state, say, tell




4. premise - verb

· take something as preexisting and given

Synonym(s): premiss

Hypernym(s): presuppose, suppose





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