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premise

noun
variants: also premiss

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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2 premises plural the area around and belonging to a building
  • detectives painstakingly searched the premises for clues to the disappearance

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premise

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of premise (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The first known use of premise was in the 14th century

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“Premise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/premise. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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