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supposed, past participle; supposing, present participle; supposes, 3rd person singular present; supposed, past tense;
  1. Assume that something is the case on the basis of evidence or probability but without proof or certain knowledge
    • - I suppose I got there about half past eleven
  2. Used to make a reluctant or hesitant admission
    • - I'm quite a good actress, I suppose
  3. Used to introduce a hypothesis and trace or ask about what follows from it
    • - suppose he had been murdered—what then?
  4. Used to introduce a suggestion
    • - suppose we leave this to the police
  5. (of a theory or argument) Assume or require that something is the case as a precondition
    • - the procedure supposes that a will has already been proved
    • - the theory supposes a predisposition to interpret utterances
  6. Believe to exist or to possess a specified characteristic
    • - he supposed the girl to be about twelve
  7. Be required to do something because of the position one is in or an agreement one has made
    • - I'm supposed to be meeting someone at the airport
  8. Be forbidden to do something
    • - I shouldn't have been in the kitchen—I'm not supposed to go in there

  1. 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: 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: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
  4. presuppose: take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work"
  5. presuppose: require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones"
  6. (supposal) assumption: a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
  7. (supposal) supposition: the cognitive process of supposing
  8. Supposition theory was a branch of medieval logic that was probably aimed at giving accounts of issues similar to modern accounts of reference, plurality, tense, and modality, from within an Aristotelian context. ...
  9. To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe; To theorize or hypothesize
  10. assume; believe to be true