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Definition of posit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

posit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɒzɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːzɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they posit
BrE BrE//ˈpɒzɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːzɪt//
 
he / she / it posits
BrE BrE//ˈpɒzɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːzɪts//
 
past simple posited
BrE BrE//ˈpɒzɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːzɪtɪd//
 
past participle posited
BrE BrE//ˈpɒzɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːzɪtɪd//
 
-ing form positing
BrE BrE//ˈpɒzɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːzɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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posit something | posit that… (formal) to suggest or accept that something is true so that it can be used as the basis for an argument or discussion synonym postulate Most religions posit the existence of life after death. She posits that ideas of gender are socially constructed. They were forced to modify the political premises on which the regime was posited. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin posit- ‘placed’, from the verb ponere.
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