1. premise

noun. ['ˈprɛmɪs'] a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn.


  • scenario
  • premiss
  • condition
  • subsumption
  • minor premiss
  • thesis
  • minor premise
  • stipulation
  • precondition
  • postulate
  • major premise
  • assumption
  • posit


  • fullness
  • wetness
  • unsoundness
  • guilt

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Rhymes with Premise

  • chemists
  • bemiss
  • emmis

Sentences with premise

1. Noun, singular or mass
Each function supports the basic premise of driving new and repeat business to the hotel.

Quotes about premise

1. I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship.
- Patricia Arquette

2. Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy.
- W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge

3. The premise of the Taker story is 'the world belongs to man'. … The premise of the Leaver story is 'man belongs to the world'.
- Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit

2. premise

verb. ['ˈprɛmɪs'] take something as preexisting and given.


  • premiss
  • suppose


  • safety
  • improvement
  • stigmatism

3. premise

verb. ['ˈprɛmɪs'] set forth beforehand, often as an explanation.


  • exposit
  • expound


  • tonicity
  • soundness
  • dryness

4. premise

verb. ['ˈprɛmɪs'] furnish with a preface or introduction.


  • state
  • preface
  • introduce
  • prologize
  • tell
  • prologuize
  • prologise
  • precede
  • say


  • innocence
  • disorderliness
  • order
  • comfort