What does suppose mean?

Definitions for suppose
səˈpoʊzsup·pose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppose, sayverb

    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?"

  2. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guessverb

    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"

  3. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, supposeverb

    to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

    "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

  4. presuppose, supposeverb

    take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

    "I presuppose that you have done your work"

  5. presuppose, supposeverb

    require as a necessary antecedent or precondition

    "This step presupposes two prior ones"

Wiktionary

  1. supposeverb

    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.

    Etymology: supposer; prefix sub- under + poser to place; - corresponding in meaning to supponere, suppositum, to put under, to substitute, falsify, counterfeit. See pose.

  2. supposeverb

    To theorize or hypothesize.

    I suppose we all agree that this is the best solution.

    Etymology: supposer; prefix sub- under + poser to place; - corresponding in meaning to supponere, suppositum, to put under, to substitute, falsify, counterfeit. See pose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supposeverb

    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?

  2. Supposeverb

    to imagine; to believe; to receive as true

  3. Supposeverb

    to require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight

  4. Supposeverb

    to put by fraud in the place of another

  5. Supposeverb

    to make supposition; to think; to be of opinion

  6. Supposenoun

    supposition

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suppose

    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, -positumsub, under, ponĕre, to place.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'suppose' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1238

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    Rank popularity for the word 'suppose' in Written Corpus Frequency: #343

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suppose' in Verbs Frequency: #186

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suppose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suppose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of suppose in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Tormey:

    If you scramble, you could get it done, I suppose, but to pull that off you really have a challenge, i think there would be a lot of people who would stand by their commitment and stay with Hillary. It would be a challenge for Joe.

  2. Avigdor Lieberman:

    We heard about it in the news. The terrorist organizations blame every assassination on Israel - we're used to that, the man was no saint and he didn't deal with improving infrastructure in Gaza - he was involved in improving rockets' accuracy ... We constantly see a settling of accounts between various factions in the terrorist organizations and I suppose that is what happened in this case.

  3. Elyse Blemmings:

    It's brought back, I suppose, what everyone's feeling, a big sense of community spirit.

  4. Jimmy Carter:

    Wouldn't it be nice if the United States of America could be a superpower in maintaining peace ? ... Suppose the United States was a super power in environmental policy. Suppose the United States was a superpower in treating people equally. See, that's the kind of superpower I'd like to have.

  5. Carol Channing:

    It was all special, i suppose that sounds cliché, but it's true. Every bit of the production, from opening night to the last night of the tour.

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