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postulate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word postulate

(noun) (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
Synonyms : posit

(verb) maintain or assert
Synonyms : contend
Example Sentence
  • He contended that Communism had no future

(verb) take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom
Synonyms : posit
Example Sentence
  • He posited three basic laws of nature

(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.
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by Swapneel Patil

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

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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by mohanster

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