verb (used with object), supposed, supposing.
to assume (something), as for the sake of argument or as part of a proposition or theory:
Suppose the distance to be one mile.
to consider (something) as a possibility suggested or an idea or plan proposed:
Suppose we wait until tomorrow.
to believe or assume as true; take for granted:
It is supposed that his death was an accident.
to think or hold as an opinion:
What do you suppose he will do?
to require logically; imply; presuppose:
The evidence supposes his presence near the scene.
(used in the passive) to expect or design; require or permit (followed by an infinitive verb):
The machine is supposed to make noise. I’m not supposed to run fast.
verb (used without object), supposed, supposing.
to assume something; presume; think.
verb (transitive; may take a clause as object)
to presume (something) to be true without certain knowledge: I suppose he meant to kill her
to consider as a possible suggestion for the sake of discussion, elucidation, etc; postulate: suppose that he wins the election
(of theories, propositions, etc) to imply the inference or assumption (of): your policy supposes full employment
see: I suppose so


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