posit


pos·it

transitive verb \ˈpä-zət\

: to suggest (something, such as an idea or theory) especially in order to start a discussion

pos·it·ed \ˈpä-zə-təd, ˈpäz-təd\ pos·it·ing \ˈpä-zə-tiŋ, ˈpäz-tiŋ\

Full Definition of POSIT

1
:  to dispose or set firmly :  fix
2
:  to assume or affirm the existence of :  postulate
3
:  to propose as an explanation :  suggest

Origin of POSIT

Latin positus, past participle of ponere
First Known Use: 1647

Rhymes with POSIT

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