1. (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning (synset 106766013)
  1. Maintain or assert (synset 200758943)
    "He contended that Communism had no future"
  2. Take as a given;
    Assume as a postulate or axiom (synset 200718663)
    "He posited three basic laws of nature"
  3. Require as useful, just, or proper (synset 202634015)
    "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"

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