|1.||[ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location|
|Synonyms:||put place set lay deposit situate position pose fix|
"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"
|Related terms:||put move install settle arrange lay park seat insert plant replace misplace throw set_down lean sow superimpose bury space deposit stick stand recess clap position cock throw juxtapose glycerolize marshal misplace butt ensconce rest poise docket set_down pillow ground plant stratify nestle bottle emplace barrel bucket recline middle sign repose intersperse parallelize postpose pile reposition superpose tee prepose load perch cram trench coffin rack_up upend pigeonhole ladle underlay appose bed siphon set emplace ship step jar shelve imbricate raise assemble arrange postpone lay put_on communicate replace range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark topographic_point position space set setting|
|2.||[ noun ] (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning|
|Related terms:||proposition premise bayes'_postulate logic|
|3.||[ verb ] put before|
|Synonyms:||state submit put_forward|
"I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
|Related terms:||propose affirmation|
|4.||[ verb ] put (something somewhere) firmly|
|Synonyms:||deposit situate fix|
"She posited her hand on his shoulder" "deposit the suitcase on the bench" "fix your eyes on this spot"
|Related terms:||situate bury sediment deposit|
|5.||[ verb ] take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom|
"He posited three basic laws of nature"
|Related terms:||presuppose insist postulate postulator postulation|