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premise

noun
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premiss

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 of premise given, hypothetical, if, postulate, assumption (also premiss), presumption, presupposition, suppositionWords Related to premise 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 of premise demesne, park, premises (also premisses), yardWords Related to premise acres, estate, land, lot, parcel, plot, property, real estate, realty; campus; backyard, churchyard, dooryard, schoolyard; close, enclosure (also inclosure), garden, garth, plaza


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 of premise hypothecate, hypothesize, postulate, assume, presume, presuppose, say, supposeWords Related to premise 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 of premise 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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