|1.||[ verb ] maintain or assert|
"He contended that Communism had no future"
|Related terms:||claim contention|
|2.||[ noun ] (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning|
|Related terms:||proposition premise bayes'_postulate logic|
|3.||[ verb ] take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom|
"He posited three basic laws of nature"
|Related terms:||presuppose insist postulator postulation|
|4.||[ verb ] require as useful, just, or proper|
|Synonyms:||require need demand take call_for necessitate involve ask|
"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"
|Related terms:||obviate imply cost claim cry_out_for draw govern claim need requirement necessity necessity|