- 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.
- to assume something; presume; think.
Origin of suppose
Examples from the Web for supposable
It was not supposable that there can be a specific day of judgment, since every moment of our days is judged.The Paliser case
Now, the monks, it is supposable, might be commonplace drones.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
It is not supposable that Mrs. Eddy realized, at first, the size of her plunder.Christian Science
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Such a defect of logic in a rival of Newton is not supposable.
That Clara should be without lovers, was not a supposable case.Rank and Talent; A Novel, Vol. II (of 3)
William Pitt Scargill
- to presume (something) to be true without certain knowledgeI suppose he meant to kill her
- to consider as a possible suggestion for the sake of discussion, elucidation, etc; postulatesuppose that he wins the election
- (of theories, propositions, etc) to imply the inference or assumption (of)your policy supposes full employment
Word Origin and History for supposable
early 14c., "to assume as the basis of argument," from Old French supposer "to assume," probably a replacement of *suppondre (influenced by Old French poser "put, place"), from Latin supponere "put or place under," from sub "under" + ponere "put, place" (see position). Meaning "to admit as possible, to believe to be true" is from 1520s.
Idioms and Phrases with supposable
see I suppose so.