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Meaning of SUPPOSE

Pronunciation:  su'powz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps."
  3. [v]  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?"

SUPPOSE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: conjecture, guess, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, imagine, opine, reckon, say, speculate, theorise, theorize, think
 See Also: anticipate, construct, develop, divine, expect, explicate, formulate, reconstruct, retrace, speculate, suspect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sup*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supposed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Supposing}.] [F. supposer; pref. sub- under + poser
    to place; -- corresponding in meaning to L. supponere,
    suppositum, to put under, to substitute, falsify,
    counterfeit. See {Pose}.]
    1. 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?
             Suppose they take offence without a cause. --Shak.
             When we have as great assurance that a thing is, as
             we could possibly, supposing it were, we ought not
             to make any doubt of its existence.   --Tillotson.
    2. To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
             How easy is a bush supposed a bear!   --Shak.
             Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the
             young men, the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead.
                                                   --2 Sam. xiii.
    3. To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of
       thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight.
             One falsehood always supposes another, and renders
             all you can say suspected.            --Female
    4. To put by fraud in the place of another. [Obs.]
    Syn: To imagine; believe; conclude; judge; consider; view;
         regard; conjecture; assume.
  2. \Sup*pose"\, v. i.
    To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion. --Acts ii.
  3. \Sup*pose"\, n.
    Supposition. [Obs.] --Shak. ``A base suppose that he is
    honest.'' --Dryden.