Definitions for premise

Definitions for (noun) premise

Main entry: assumption, premise, premiss

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

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

Definitions for (verb) premise

Main entry: premise, premiss

Definition: take something as preexisting and given

Main entry: precede, preface, premise, introduce

Definition: furnish with a preface or introduction

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

Main entry: premise

Definition: set forth beforehand, often as an explanation

Usage: He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand

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