1. [ verb ] maintain or assert
Synonyms: contend

"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
Synonyms: posit
Related terms: proposition premise bayes'_postulate logic
3. [ verb ] take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
Synonyms: posit

"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
Similar spelling:   postulant