[syn: postulate, posit]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Posit \Pos"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posited; p. pr. & vb. n.
Positing.] [L. ponere, positum, to place. See Position.]
1. To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose
in relation to other objects. --Sir M. Hale.
2. (Logic) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a
principle. --Sir W. Hamilton.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to
provide a basis for logical reasoning [syn: postulate,
v 1: put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on
his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix
your eyes on this spot" [syn: situate, fix, posit,
2: put before; "I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
[syn: submit, state, put forward, posit]
3: take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited
three basic laws of nature" [syn: postulate, posit]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "posit":
advance, apriorism, assert, assume, hypothesize, lay, lay down,
offer, park, place, pose, post, postulate, postulation, predicate,
premise, presume, presumption, presupposition, propose, propound,
put, put forth, put forward, seat, set, set forth, station, stick,
submit, supposition, thesis