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premise

 
Noun premise has 1 sense
  1. premise, premiss, assumption - a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
    --1 is a kind of postulate, posit
    --1 has particulars:
     major premise, major premiss; minor premise, minor premiss, subsumption; thesis; condition, precondition, stipulation; scenario
    Derived form: verb premise3
Verb premise has 3 senses
  1. premise - set forth beforehand, often as an explanation; "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
    --1 is one way to
    set forth, expound, exposit
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. precede, preface, premise, introduce - furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
    --2 is one way to state, say, tell
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. premise, premiss - take something as preexisting and given
    --3 is one way to presuppose, suppose
    Derived form: noun premise1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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