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Definition of postulate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    postulate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpɑstʃəˌleɪt//
     
    postulate something postulate that… (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they postulate
     
    he / she / it postulates
     
    past simple postulated
     
    -ing form postulating
     
     
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  1. 1to suggest or accept that something is true so that it can be used as the basis for a theory, etc. synonym posit
  2. 2 They postulated a 500-year lifespan for a plastic container.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: postulate

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