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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    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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Numerology

  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. June Jordan:

    anytime you see white men suppose to fight each other an you not white, well you know you got trouble, because they blah-blah loud about Democrat or Republican an they huffing an puff about democracy someplace else but relentless, see, the deal come down evil on somebody don have no shirt an tie, somebody don live in no whiteman house no whiteman country.

  2. Marni Jill Ugar:

    I suppose it was his way of taunting us or getting revenge, i [can’t] know because I haven’t had a conversation with him yet.

  3. Carol Channing:

    I am proud of it now, but at the time I certainly didn’t know it was going to be that big of a deal, we just saw it as an opportunity to promote the current show. The result was very positive, so I did it again. I honestly can’t offer a comment on any others who have participated since then… I never had time to watch. [But] those who are tapped to do the halftime show are very lucky and part of a very exclusive club… which I suppose makes me the matriarch.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

  5. Samuel Smiles:

    It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

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