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    postulate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word postulate

    Definition
    (noun) (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    Synonyms : posit
    Definition
    (verb) maintain or assert
    Synonyms : contend
    Example Sentence
    • He contended that Communism had no future
    Definition
    (verb) take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
    Synonyms : posit
    Example Sentence
    • He posited three basic laws of nature
    Definition
    (verb) require as useful, just, or proper
    Synonyms : ask , call for , demand , involve , necessitate , need , require , take
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for postulate

post-u-late: I agree that I posted it late but when you get my mail, my statement that "I did send it" will self evidently be true.

if I send you a POSTal mail you will definitely get it LATE..it is an axiom

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Some exam questions ask us to "enlist the postulates of ABC theory" i.e. to enlist the truths of ABC theory.

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