posits

  1. put (something somewhere) firmly

    Synonyms : deposit, fix, situate
    Type Of : lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    Examples :
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
  2. (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

    Synonyms : postulate
    Type Of : proposition
  3. take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

    Synonyms : postulate
    Type Of : suppose, presuppose
    Examples :
    • He posited three basic laws of nature
  4. put before

    Synonyms : put forward, state, submit
    Type Of : advise, suggest, propose

partner

  1. a person's partner in marriage

    Synonyms : better half, married person, mate, spouse
    Type Of : spousal equivalent, domestic partner, relation, relative, spouse equivalent, significant other
  2. an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest

    Synonyms : collaborator, cooperator, pardner
    Type Of : associate
    Examples :
    • sexual partners
  3. act as a partner

    Type Of : move, act
    Examples :
    • Astaire partnered Rogers
  4. a person who is a member of a partnership

    Type Of : someone, soul, individual, mortal, somebody, person
  5. provide with a partner

    Type Of : furnish, provide, supply, render

portuguese

  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal or their language

    Synonyms : lusitanian
  2. a native or inhabitant of Portugal

    Type Of : european
  3. the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil

    Type Of : latinian language, romance, romance language

preparatory

  1. preceding and preparing for something

    Synonyms : preparative, propaedeutic
    Examples :
    • preparatory steps

pens

  1. a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes

    Synonyms : penitentiary
    Type Of : correctional institution
  2. produce a literary work

    Synonyms : compose, indite, write
    Type Of : create verbally
  3. a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play

    Synonyms : playpen
    Type Of : enclosure
  4. an enclosure for confining livestock

    Type Of : enclosure
  5. a writing implement with a point from which ink flows

    Type Of : writing implement
  6. female swan

    Type Of : swan

prescriptivism

  1. (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior

    Type Of : doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought
  2. (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

    Type Of : philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism, doctrine

pilgrimage

  1. a journey to a sacred place

    Synonyms : pilgrim's journey
    Type Of : journey, journeying

patronage

  1. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

    Synonyms : condescension, disdain
    Type Of : derogation, depreciation, disparagement
  2. be a regular customer or client of

    Synonyms : keep going, patronise, patronize, support
    Type Of : foster, nurture
  3. the act of providing approval and support

    Synonyms : backing, backup, championship
    Type Of : approval, blessing, approving
  4. the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers

    Synonyms : trade
    Type Of : business
    Examples :
    • even before noon there was a considerable patronage
  5. customers collectively

    Synonyms : business, clientele
    Type Of : people
  6. (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support

    Type Of : social control
  7. support by being a patron of

    Type Of : sustain, keep, maintain

prison

  1. a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

    Synonyms : prison house
    Type Of : correctional institution
  2. a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement

    Synonyms : prison house
    Type Of : situation, state of affairs

pajama

  1. a pair of loose trousers tied by a drawstring around the waist; worn by men and women in some Asian countries

    Synonyms : pyjama
    Type Of : pant, trousers, pair of trousers
  2. (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers

    Synonyms : jammies, pj's, pyjama
    Type Of : nightwear, sleepwear, nightclothes