Definitions for supposesəˈpoʊz
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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
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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Lawers, I suppose, were children once.
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
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Translations for suppose
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- 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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