What does suppose mean?

Definitions for suppose
səˈpoʊzsup·pose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suppose, say(verb)

    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, 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"

  3. 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"

  4. presuppose, suppose(verb)

    take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand

    "I presuppose that you have done your work"

  5. presuppose, suppose(verb)

    require as a necessary antecedent or precondition

    "This step presupposes two prior ones"

Wiktionary

  1. suppose(Verb)

    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. suppose(Verb)

    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. Suppose(verb)

    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. Suppose(verb)

    to imagine; to believe; to receive as true

  3. Suppose(verb)

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

  4. Suppose(verb)

    to put by fraud in the place of another

  5. Suppose(verb)

    to make supposition; to think; to be of opinion

  6. Suppose(noun)

    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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How to say suppose in sign language?

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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. Archbishop William Temple, 1955:

    It is a mistake to suppose that God is only, or even chiefly, concerned with religion.

  2. Comedian Bill Cosby:

    Now suppose someone brings a weapon or decided to do more foolishness, there will be announcements made and the stations made some disclaimers, but what if people don't listen to what they said and they entice violence.

  3. Stephen Jay Gould:

    In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

  4. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.

  5. Aimee Osbourne:

    It’s been a frustrating journey, a lot of trial and error. For years it felt like I was swimming in the ocean, all by Aimee Osbourne, i’ve lived through a lot of dark environments one way or another while growing up and that has influenced my songwriting. And, yes, I suppose melancholy is a running theme. [ But ] I never had to battle for my identity. I have always been me.

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