Synonyms for postulateˈpɒs tʃəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt
(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
maintain or assert
fence, fight, ask, demand, make do, involve, need, deal, vie, manage, compete, struggle, necessitate, posit, debate, argue, repugn, postulate, grapple, require, take, contend, cope, make out, get by, call for, contest
take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand(verb)
require as useful, just, or proper
require, read, pick up, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, inquire, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, necessitate, bespeak, invite, imply, consume, drive, hire, posit, consider, need, rent, pick out, collect, quest, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, gather up, lease, take aim, want, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, make, claim, regard, enquire, request, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, affect, expect, bring, command, submit, convey, shoot, aim, direct, contend, charter, get, contain, take in, subscribe, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct
postulate(noun)To assume as a truthful or accurate premise or axiom, especially as a basis of an argument.
postulate(noun)To appoint or request one's appointment to an ecclesiastical office.
postulate(noun)To request, demand or claim for oneself.
postulate(noun)A requirement; a prerequisite.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
The distinctive idea of assume is to take by one's own independent volition, whether well or ill, rightfully or wrongfully. One may accept an obligation or assume an authority that properly belongs to him, or he may assume an obligation or indebtedness that could not be required of him. He may assume authority or office that is his right; if he assumes what does not belong to him, he is said to arrogate or usurp it. A man may usurp the substance of power in the most unpretending way; what he arrogates to himself he assumes with a haughty and overbearing manner. One assumes the robes or insignia of office by putting them on, with or without right. If he takes to himself the credit and appearance of qualities he does not possess, he is said to affect or feign, or to pretend to, the character he thus assumes. What a debater postulates he openly states and takes for granted without proof; what he assumes he may take for granted without mention. A favorite trick of the sophist is quietly to assume as true what would at once be challenged if expressly stated. What a man claims he asserts his right to take; what he assumes he takes.
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