"posits" in the noun sense
1. postulate, posit
logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
"posits" in the verb sense
1. situate, fix, posit, deposit
put (something somewhere) firmly
"She posited her hand on his shoulder"
"deposit the suitcase on the bench"
"fix your eyes on this spot"
2. submit, state, put forward, posit
"I submit to you that the accused is guilty"
3. postulate, posit
take as a given assume as a postulate or axiom
"He posited three basic laws of nature"
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