verb (used with object), pos·tu·lat·ed, pos·tu·lat·ing.
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Even people who postulate a creative God usually acknowledge that his existence shifts the big question rather than resolving it.
While the war lasted, so he laid down, there must—apart from the postulate of Unity—be a truce to party struggles.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
He receives as a postulate that which I must have demonstrated.
But I disagree with them all, because they postulate the idea that time is constantly being manufactured.The Day Time Stopped Moving|Bradner Buckner
Mark Twain's early life, however imperfectly recorded, exemplifies this postulate.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
All theologians and some metaphysicians postulate a fifth state of life, the divine, placing it above the rest as their source.Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown
British Dictionary definitions for postulate
verb (ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪt) (tr; may take a clause as object)
Derived forms of postulatepostulation, noun
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Other words from postulatepos′tu•la′tion n.
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A statement accepted as true for the purposes of argument or scientific investigation; also, a basic principle. (See axiom.)