verb (used with object)
Origin of posit
Examples from the Web for posit
To posit that the war brings us closer to faith is a sleight of hand that makes fools of us all.
We have to erase history and posit a Palestinian people that is, somehow, essentially different from other people.
Advocates of intervention may want to posit the U.S. as the world's police.What Israel's Attack Doesn't Mean For American Intervention In Syria|Ali Gharib|May 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You posit that talking about the aesthetics of scent in traditional aesthetic terms makes scent subservient to other disciplines.
House of Cards appears to posit that ruthlessness is next to godliness.David Fincher, Beau Willimon & Kate Mara On Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’|Jace Lacob|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Whether we speak of creation or posit an uncreated matter, it is the totality of the universe that we are considering at once.Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
To posit (create) being and truth is incomparably better than to allow not-being or nothing.Giordano Bruno|James Lewis McIntyre
A theory of science, according to Fichte, must posit some supreme principle, from which every other must be derived.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
It is scientifically inadmissible to posit a "religious faculty" organically ear-marked for religious use.Religion & Sex|Chapman Cohen
All that compels us rationally to posit the existence of soul, is its works, good and evil.The Unpopular Review Vol. I|Various
British Dictionary definitions for posit
Word Origin for posit
Word Origin and History for posit
"to assert," 1690s, from Latin positus "placed, situated, standing, planted," past participle of ponere "put, place" (see position). Related: Posited; positing.