Definition of Premise:

  1. Assumption, contention, or information from which a conclusion is drawn. See also premises.

  2. A previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion.

  3. Base an argument, theory, or undertaking on.

Synonyms of Premise

Proposition, Assumption, Hypothesis, Thesis, Presupposition, Postulation, Postulate, Supposition, Presumption, Surmise, Conjecture, Speculation, Datum, Argument, Assertion, Belief, Thought, A priori principle, Affirmation, Ancestor, Antecedent, Apriorism, Argue, Assert, Assertion, Assume, Assumed position, Assumption, Avant-propos, Axiom, Basis, Basis for belief, Body of evidence, Breakthrough, Categorical proposition, Chain of evidence, Clue, Conjecture, Data, Datum, Documentation, Evidence, Exhibit, Exordium, Fact, Facts, First principles, Forerunner, Foreword, Foundation, Front matter, Frontispiece, Ground, Grounds, Grounds for belief, Guesswork, Hypothecate, Hypothesis, Hypothesis ad hoc, Hypothesize, Indication, Inference, Innovation, Introduce, Introduction, Item of evidence, Leap, Lemma, Major premise, Manifestation, Mark, Material grounds, Minor premise, Muniments, Mute witness, Overture, Philosopheme, Philosophical proposition, Piece of evidence, Posit, Position, Postulate, Postulation, Postulatum, Preamble, Precedent, Precursor, Predicate, Preface, Prefix, Prefixture, Preliminary, Prelude, Premises, Premiss, Presume, Presumption, Presupposal, Presuppose, Presupposition, Proem, Prolegomena, Prolegomenon, Prolepsis, Prologize, Prologue, Proof, Proposal, Propose, Proposition, Propositional function, Protasis, Put forth, Reason to believe, Relevant fact, Set forth, Set of postulates, Sign, Statement, Sumption, Supposal, Suppose, Supposing, Supposition, Surmise, Symptom, Theorem, Theorize, Thesis, Token, Truth table, Truth-function, Truth-value, Verse, Voluntary, Working hypothesis

How to use Premise in a sentence?

  1. If the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true.
  2. The reforms were premised on our findings.

Meaning of Premise & Premise Definition