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See also: supposé
- (transitive) To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe.
- Suppose that A implies B and B implies C. Then A implies C.
- (transitive) To theorize or hypothesize.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.
2013 September 6, David Cox, “Celebrity rules even Hawking's universe”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 13, page 30:
- Just what is supposed to be wrong with the pursuit of fame is not always made clear. Plato disapproved of competition for praise on the grounds that it would tempt the great to bend to the will of the crowd. It is hard to argue with that, and social degradation remains a fear.
- I suppose we all agree that this is the best solution.
- To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
- How easy is a bush supposed a bear!
- Bible, 2 Sam. xiii. 32
- Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men, the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead.
- To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature.
- Purpose supposes foresight.
- Female Quixote
- One falsehood always supposes another, and renders all you can say suspected.
- To put by fraud in the place of another.
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- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of