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Meaning & Definition of Premise in English

English

Premise

/prɛmɪs/

noun

1. A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

  • "On the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
    synonym:
  • premise
  • ,
  • premiss
  • ,
  • assumption

verb

1. Set forth beforehand, often as an explanation

  • "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
    synonym:
  • premise

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • precede
  • ,
  • preface
  • ,
  • premise
  • ,
  • introduce

3. Take something as preexisting and given

    synonym:
  • premise
  • ,
  • premiss