unterstellen

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

unter- +‎ stellen

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʊntɐˌʃtɛlən/

Verb[edit]

unterstellen (third-person singular simple present stellt unter, past tense stellte unter, past participle untergestellt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to put beneath, shelter under
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Etymology 2[edit]

From etymology 1 as a loan translation of Latin supponere. Compare the same in Dutch veronderstellen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌʊntɐˈʃtɛlən/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

unterstellen (third-person singular simple present unterstellt, past tense unterstellte, past participle unterstellt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive, + subordinate clause) to assume, suppose, postulate, take it
    Ich unterstelle, dass Sie wissen, was Sie tun.
    I take it that you know what you do.
  2. (transitive or intransitive, + dative object) to allege that someone has done something; to accuse someone of a misdeed
    Er unterstellt mir, dass ich das Geld gestohlen hätte.
    He alleges that I stole the money.
    Er unterstellt mir einen Diebstahl.
    He accuses me of theft.
  3. (transitive, + dative object) to (make) subordinate
    Die Schule für Diensthundewesen ist dem Streitkräfteamt unterstellt.
    The School for Military Dogs is subordinate to the Armed Forces Office.
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