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 suppose suppose

verb

  • ( ) express a supposition  ( say, suppose )
    express a supposition
     Let us say that he did not tell the truth
    Let us say that he did not tell the truth
     Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?
    Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?
  • ( ) expect, believe, or suppose  ( guess, imagine, opine, reckon, suppose, think )
    expect, believe, or suppose
     I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
     I thought to find her in a bad state
    I thought to find her in a bad state
     he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
     I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
    I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  • ( ) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds  ( conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize )
    to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
     Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
    Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
  • require as a necessary antecedent or precondition  ( presuppose, suppose )
    require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
     This step presupposes two prior ones
    This step presupposes two prior ones
  • take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand  ( presuppose, suppose )
    take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
     I presuppose that you have done your work
    I presuppose that you have done your work


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