Definitions of premise:
  • noun:   a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
  • verb:   take something as preexisting and given
  • verb:   set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
    Example: "He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand"
  • verb:   furnish with a preface or introduction

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