"premised" in the verb sense
set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
"He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
2. precede, preface, premise, introduce
furnish with a preface or introduction
"She always precedes her lectures with a joke"
"He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
3. premise, premiss
take something as preexisting and given
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