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. Gerald Scarfe:

    I spent a lot of time in hospital, and in bed I had nothing much to do except draw and read, and drawing became my way of expressing myself, getting my thoughts and fears down on paper. And I suppose that's what I'm still doing: drawing things that I fear, someone asked me the other day if I thought all the drugs I had to take as a child had an effect on me.

  2. Isaac Asimov:

    Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.

  3. Reed Hastings:

    So China, again, we still have some things to figure out, so I suppose it's possible.

  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. Prince Andrews:

    I was at home, I was with the children and Id taken Beatriceto a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at I suppose four or five in the afternoon, and then because the Duchess was away, we have a simple rule in the family that when one is away the other one is there.

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