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premise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of premise

  1. 1 something taken as being true or factual and used as a starting point for a course of action or reasoning <your conclusion is all wrong because you started out with a false premise> Synonyms given, hypothetical, if, postulate, assumption (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

  2. 2 premises pl  the area around and belonging to a building <detectives painstakingly searched the premises for clues to the disappearance> Synonyms demesne, park, premises (also premisses), yardRelated Words acres, estate, land, lot, parcel, plot, property, real estate, realty; campus; backyard, churchyard, dooryard, schoolyard; close, enclosure (also inclosure), garden, garth, plaza



Variants of premise

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premiss


premise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of premise

  1. to take as true or as a fact without actual proof <let us premise certain things, such as every person's need for love, before beginning our line of reasoning> Synonyms hypothecate, hypothesize, postulate, assume, 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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