Definitions for supposesəˈpoʊz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to assume (something), as for the sake of argument:
Suppose you won a million dollars in the lottery.
to consider (something) as a possibility or plan:
Suppose we wait until tomorrow.
to believe or assume as true; take for granted.
to think or hold as an opinion:
What do you suppose he will do?
to require logically; imply; presuppose.
(used in the passive) to expect or require (fol. by an infinitive verb):
The machine is not supposed to make noise. She was supposed to meet me here.
(v.i.)to assume something; presume; think.
Origin of suppose:
1275–1325; ME < OF supposer=sup-sup - +poser to pose1; cf. ML suppōnere to suppose, L: to substitute, place below
express a supposition
"Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess(verb)
expect, believe, or suppose
"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose(verb)
to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
"I presuppose that you have done your work"
require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
"This step presupposes two prior ones"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to consider sth to be correct or possible
I suppose we'll have to pay for this ourselves.; I don't suppose you have time to help, do you?
indicates what sb should or is expected to do
You're not supposed to walk on the grass.; He was supposed to be here an hour ago.
thought or believed to
He's supposed to be an expert on the subject.
Is this tiny map really supposed to help us get there?
indicates you agree to sth despite not wanting to
"Can we come to?" "Well, OK, I suppose so." FRE est-ce que ce ne serait pas "come too" ?
To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe.
Suppose that A implies B and B implies C. Then A implies C.
To theorize or hypothesize.
I suppose we all agree that this is the best solution.
Origin: supposer; prefix sub- under + poser to place; - corresponding in meaning to supponere, suppositum, to put under, to substitute, falsify, counterfeit. See pose.
to represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result?
to imagine; to believe; to receive as true
to require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight
to put by fraud in the place of another
to make supposition; to think; to be of opinion
Translations for suppose
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to think probable; to believe or guess
Who do you suppose telephoned today?; `I suppose you'll be going to the meeting?' `Yes, I suppose so / No, I don't suppose so.'; Do you suppose she'll win?; `Surely her statement can't be correct?' `No, I suppose not'.
- suporPortuguese (BR)
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- misliti, vjerovatiCroatian
- (~라고) 생각한다Korean
- manyti, spėtiLithuanian
- domāt; uzskatīt; (kādam) šķistLatvian
- regne med, anta, formodeNorwegian
- فرض كردنPersian
- فرض کولPashto
- a presupuneRomanian
- полагать; думатьRussian
- domnievať saSlovak
- tro, anta, förmodaSwedish
- sanmak, zannetmekTurkish
- 猜想Chinese (Trad.)
- قیاس کرناUrdu
- cho là, tin rằngVietnamese
- 猜想Chinese (Simp.)
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