"postulating" in the verb sense
1. contend, postulate
maintain or assert
"He contended that Communism had no future"
2. postulate, posit
take as a given assume as a postulate or axiom
"He posited three basic laws of nature"
3. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
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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