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  Definition of suppose
  1. 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. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
  3. require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones"
  4. take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work"
  5. 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?"
Similar Words: think, opine, imagine, reckon, guess, speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, presuppose, say

 

Hyponyms: suspect, reconstruct, construct, retrace, explicate, formulate, develop, postulate, posit, premise, premiss

 

Derivational Morphology: guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning, guesser, supposal, opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought, idea, possibility, theory, theorist, theoretician, theorizer, theoriser, theorization, theorisation, speculator, presupposition, assumption

 

Anagrams: poseuse, espouse

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: neem aan and veronderstel   Chinese: 假定  
Dutch: aannemen   Finnish: olettaa and otaksua  
French: supposer   German: annehmen and vermuten  
Hebrew: להניח   Hungarian: feltételez and feltesz  
Italian: supporre   Japanese: 想定 and 推測  
Korean: 상상하다   Norwegian: anta  
Portuguese: supor   Romanian: a presupune  
Russian: полагать and предполагать   Serbian: pretpostaviti and verovati  
Spanish: suponer   Swedish: anta  
 
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