1. [ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms: put place set lay deposit situate position pose fix

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Related terms: put move install settle arrange lay park seat insert plant replace misplace throw set_down lean sow superimpose bury space deposit stick stand recess clap position cock throw juxtapose glycerolize marshal misplace butt ensconce rest poise docket set_down pillow ground plant stratify nestle bottle emplace barrel bucket recline middle sign repose intersperse parallelize postpose pile reposition superpose tee prepose load perch cram trench coffin rack_up upend pigeonhole ladle underlay appose bed siphon set emplace ship step jar shelve imbricate raise assemble arrange postpone lay put_on communicate replace range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark topographic_point position space set setting
2. [ noun ] (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
Synonyms: postulate
Related terms: proposition premise bayes'_postulate logic
3. [ verb ] put before
Synonyms: state submit put_forward

"I submit to you that the accused is guilty"

Related terms: propose affirmation
4. [ verb ] put (something somewhere) firmly
Synonyms: deposit situate fix

"She posited her hand on his shoulder" "deposit the suitcase on the bench" "fix your eyes on this spot"

Related terms: situate bury sediment deposit
5. [ verb ] take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
Synonyms: postulate

"He posited three basic laws of nature"

Related terms: presuppose insist postulate postulator postulation
Similar spelling:   posset