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postulate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of postulate

  1. something taken as being true or factual and used as a starting point for a course of action or reasoning <one of the postulates that the true agnostic rejects is the assumption that it is even possible for us to know whether God exists> Synonyms given, hypothetical, if, assumption, premise (also premiss), presumption, presupposition, suppositionRelated Words hypothesis, proposition, theory, thesis; axiom, truism, verity; belief, canon, doctrine, dogma, gospel, law; precept, principle, rule, standard, tenet; basis, foundation, ground; conclusion, deduction, inference; affirmation, assertion, avouchment, declaration; dictum, ipse dixit




postulate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of postulate

  1. to take as true or as a fact without actual proof <postulates that all people are born with certain rights that can never be taken away from them> Synonyms hypothecate, hypothesize, assume, premise, presume, presuppose, say, supposeRelated Words accept, believe, credit, swallow; conclude, deduce, gather, infer, judge, take; conjecture, figure, guess, reckon [chiefly dialect], surmise, suspect, suspicion [chiefly dialect], think; conceive, dream, fancy, imagine, perceive, preconceive; speculate, theorize; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, insist, maintain, professNear Antonyms challenge, controvert, disagree (with), disbelieve, discount, discredit, dispute, distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, wonder (about); deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, reject, repudiate; belie, confute, disprove, rebut, refute





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