premise


premise
01. His main [premise] for arguing that there must be life on other planets is the fact that the universe is infinite; thus, it is inevitable.
02. Before continuing negotiations any further, we need to determine if we all agree with the [premise] that this company will benefit from expansion.
03. The President [premised] his speech on the belief that this country has a duty to help the developing nations.
04. We want to rent a hall with a kitchen on the [premises] for our annual company Christmas party.
05. You have been caught stealing in this store two times. I am warning you; if you ever set foot upon these [premises] again, I will have you arrested.
06. A number of uninvited guests arrived at the party and were promptly asked to leave the [premises].
07. The suspect was discovered on the [premises] with a number of stolen objects in his backpack.
08. The [premise] behind your theory is improbable; therefore, your theory is invalid.
09. The police had a warrant to search the [premises] for illegal drugs.
10. His argument was based on two major [premises]; the inherent goodness of man, and the basic human need for approval.
11. Her support for abortion is [premised] on the argument that a woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her own body.
12. We have recently moved our business to [premises] nearer to the center of town.
13. He derived his conclusions through logic based upon a number of widely accepted [premises].
14. William Zinsser once suggested that the four basic [premises] of writing should be clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
15. Andrea Dworkin once suggested that men have defined the parameters of every subject, and that all feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or [premises] implicit in the male system.

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  • Premise — Pre*mise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Premised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Premising}.] [From L. praemissus, p. p., or E. premise, n. See {Premise}, n.] 1. To send before the time, or beforehand; hence, to cause to be before something else; to employ previously …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Premise — Pre*mise , v. i. To make a premise; to set forth something as a premise. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • premise — index assume (suppose), assumption (supposition), basis, foundation (basis), generalization, ground …   Law dictionary

  • premise — premise, premiss A premiss (usually pronounced prem is) or (rarely) premise is a previous statement from which another is inferred; the plural is premisses or premises. In the plural, premises also means ‘a house or building with its grounds’. As …   Modern English usage

  • premise — [prem′is; ] for v., chiefly Brit [ pri mīz′] n. [ME premisse < ML praemissa < L praemissus, pp. of praemittere, to send before < prae , before + mittere, to send: see PRE & MISSION] 1. a) a previous statement or assertion that serves as… …   English World dictionary

  • premise# — premise n postulate, posit, presupposition, presumption, assumption (see under PRESUPPOSE) Analogous words: ground, *reason: proposition, *proposal premise vb postulate, posit, *presuppose, presume, assume …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • premise — [n] hypothesis, argument apriorism, assertion, assumption, basis, evidence, ground, posit, postulate, postulation, presumption, presupposition, proof, proposition, supposition, thesis; concepts 529,689 Ant. fact, reality, truth premise [v]… …   New thesaurus

  • premise — ► NOUN (Brit. also premiss) 1) Logic a previous statement from which another is inferred. 2) an underlying assumption. ► VERB (premise on/upon) ▪ base (an argument, theory, etc.) on. ORIGIN Old French premisse, from Latin. praemissa propositio… …   English terms dictionary

  • Premise — Prem ise, n.; pl. {Premises}. [Written also, less properly, {premiss}.] [F. pr[ e]misse, fr. L. praemissus, p. p. of praemittere to send before; prae before + mittere to send. See {Mission}.] 1. A proposition antecedently supposed or proved;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prémise — ● prémise nom féminin (de pré mise en train) Ensemble d opérations de contrôle et de mise au point sur la forme typographique avant son calage …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • premise — (n.) late 14c., in logic, a previous proposition from which another follows, from O.Fr. premisse, from M.L. premissa (propositio) (the proposition) set before, fem. pp. of L. praemittere send or put before, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + …   Etymology dictionary