Textual thesaurus for "postulate"

(noun) posit

(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

(verb) posit

take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

He posited three basic laws of nature

(verb) contend

maintain or assert

He contended that Communism had no future

(verb) take, necessitate, need, ask, require, call for, involve, demand

require as useful, just, or proper

It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent