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posit

pos·it

posit

 
pronunciation:
pa ziht
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: posited, positing, posits
definition 1: to assume or set down as a fact or as a given.
Let's posit two lines that intersect at point A.
synonyms:
postulate
definition 2: to propose or suggest as an account of something or as a contribution to an understanding of something.
In her conclusion, the researcher posits two explanations for the phenomena she observed.From these observations, the astronomer posited that the universe is expanding.
synonyms:
premise
similar words:
advance, assert, assume, aver, postulate, predicate, propound, say, submit, suppose
definition 3: to place or set in position.
She posited the urn on the mantelpiece.
synonyms:
place, set, situate
similar words:
dispose, locate, position, put