Suppose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |səˈpoʊz|  American pronunciation of the word suppose
Brit.  |səˈpəʊz|  British pronunciation of the word suppose
- express a supposition (syn: say)
- expect, believe, or suppose (syn: guess, imagine, opine, reckon, think)
- to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds (syn: conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesize, speculate, theorize)
Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
- take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand (syn: presuppose)
I presuppose that you have done your work
- require as a necessary antecedent or precondition (syn: presuppose)
This step presupposes two prior ones


Suppose a fire broke out. How would we escape?

Just suppose for a moment that you agreed with me.

Supposing he refuses to help, what do we do then?

The renovations will cost much more than we originally supposed.

We suppose that the situation will improve.

I supposed him to be abroad.

Let us suppose that what you say is true.

He was supposed to work today.

That's not how it is supposed to be done.

There were many more deaths than was first supposed.

What makes you suppose we're going to sell the house?

There's no reason to suppose (=it is unlikely that) he's lying.

The company's plan supposes a steady increase in orders.

Suppose that it rains - what then?

Suppose we go to the cinema!

Word forms

I/you/we/they: suppose
he/she/it: supposes
present participle: supposing
past tense: supposed
past participle: supposed
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