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suppose

[ suh-pohz ]
/ səˈpoʊz /
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verb (used with object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.

verb (used without object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.

to assume something; presume; think.

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Origin of suppose

First recorded in1275–1325; Middle English supposen, from Old French supposer, equivalent to sup- sup- + poser “to place, put” (see pose1); compare Medieval Latin suppōnere “to suppose,” Latin: “to substitute, place below”

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British Dictionary definitions for suppose

suppose
/ (səˈpəʊz) /

verb (tr; may take a clause as object)

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

Derived forms of suppose

supposable, adjectivesupposer, noun

Word Origin for suppose

C14: from Old French supposer, from Medieval Latin suppōnere, from Latin: to substitute, from sub- + pōnere to put
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Idioms and Phrases with suppose

suppose

see I suppose so.

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