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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sup-pōz′, v.t. to lay down, assume, or state as true: to imagine.—adj. Suppō′sable, that may be supposed.—n. Suppō′sal (Shak.), supposition.—adj. Suppōsed′ (Shak.), counterfeit.—adv. Suppō′sedly, according to supposition.—ns. Suppō′ser; Supposi′tion, act of supposing: that which is supposed: assumption: presumption, opinion.—adj. Supposi′tional, implying supposition.—adv. Supposi′tionally.—adjs. Supposi′tionary, hypothetical; Suppos′itive, implying, expressing, or including a supposition.—adv. Suppos′itively.—ns. Suppos′itory (med.), a pill of any solid medicine in the form of a cone or cylinder intended for introduction into the rectum or other canal; Suppos′itum, that which is supposed; Suppō′sūre, supposition. [Fr. supposer—L. supponĕre, -positum—sub, under, ponĕre, to place.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'suppose' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1238
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'suppose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #343
Rank popularity for the word 'suppose' in Verbs Frequency: #186
The numerical value of suppose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of suppose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress but I repeat myself.
Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only stranger than we suppose, but stranger than we can suppose.
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we *can* suppose.
I suppose that in taking the decision about lowering the rating, the agency was led first of all by factors of a political character.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- neem aan, sê, stel, veronderstelAfrikaans
- يفترض, اِفْتَرَضَArabic
- suposarCatalan, Valencian
- předpokládat, domnívat seCzech
- vermuten, annehmenGerman
- arvella, otaksua, olettaaFinnish
- supposer, imaginerFrench
- saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
- feltesz, feltételez, FeltételezemHungarian
- immaginare, supporreItalian
- 推測, 想定, 仮定Japanese
- stellen, veronderstellen, aannemen, vermoedenDutch
- forutsette, anta, formodeNorwegian
- przypuścić, przypuszczaćPolish
- предполагать, предположить, полагатьRussian
- verovati, pretpostavitiSerbo-Croatian
- anta, förmoda, förutsättaSwedish
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