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Postulate

Definition

[n] (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
[v] take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"
[v] maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
[v] require as useful, just, or proper; "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 postulates a patient's consent"


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Antonyms

eliminate, obviate, rid of