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Noun: premise  pre-mus
  1. A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    "on the premise that he has been injured we can infer that he will not be able to play";
    - premiss, assumption
Verb: premise  pre-mus
  1. Set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
    "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
     
  2. Furnish with a preface or introduction
    - precede, preface, introduce
     
  3. Take something as preexisting and given
    - premiss

Derived forms: premised, premises, premising

Type of: exposit, expound, posit, postulate, presuppose, say, set forth, state, suppose, tell

Encyclopedia: Premise