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PREMISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does premise mean? 

PREMISE (noun)
  The noun PREMISE has 1 sense:

1. a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

  Familiarity information: PREMISE used as a noun is very rare.


PREMISE (verb)
  The verb PREMISE has 3 senses:

1. set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
2. furnish with a preface or introduction
3. take something as preexisting and given

  Familiarity information: PREMISE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREMISE (noun)


Sense 1premise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

assumption; premise; premiss

Context example:

on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play

Hypernyms ("premise" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "premise"):

major premise; major premiss (the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion))

minor premise; minor premiss; subsumption (the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion))

thesis (an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument)

condition; precondition; stipulation (an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else)

scenario (a postulated sequence of possible events)


PREMISE (verb)


Sense 1premise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set forth beforehand, often as an explanation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand

Hypernyms (to "premise" is one way to...):

exposit; expound; set forth (state)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2premise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Furnish with a preface or introduction

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

preface; premise; precede; introduce

Context examples:

She always precedes her lectures with a joke / He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

Hypernyms (to "premise" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "premise"):

preamble (make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document)

prologise; prologize; prologuize (write or speak a prologue)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3premise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take something as preexisting and given

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

premiss; premise

Hypernyms (to "premise" is one way to...):

presuppose; suppose (take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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