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: to dispose or set firmly : fix
: to assume or affirm the existence of : postulate
: to propose as an explanation : suggest
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1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Latin positus, past participle of ponere
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5 Nov 2018
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: to suggest (something, such as an idea or theory) especially in order to start a discussion
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full of whispering sounds
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