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Postulate
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Postulate as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 15 answers for the crossword clue 'Postulate', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Postulate a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Postulate as an answer itself some 37 times.

Postulate is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Tuesday, 23 November 2021 with the answer being POSIT, we also found POSIT to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
  • Require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
  • Maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
  • Take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom; "He posited three basic laws of nature"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ASK
Consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"

4 Letters

NEED
The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"

TAKE
Engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

5 Letters

GIVEN
An assumption that is taken for granted

POSIT
(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

6 Letters

ASSERT
Assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"

ASSUME
Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

DEMAND
The act of demanding; "the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money"

7 Letters

CALLFOR
Require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

CONTEND
Maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"

INVOLVE
Require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

PREMISE
A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"

REQUIRE
Make someone do something

11 Letters

HYPOTHESISE
To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

NECESSITATE
Require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

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