verb (used with object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.
Origin of suppose
Related Words for supposepretend, deem, understand, expect, presume, think, assume, figure, predicate, accept, divine, estimate, surmise, calculate, grant, hypothesize, suspect, take, opine, infer
Examples from the Web for suppose
Contemporary Examples of suppose
Suppose my hotel “conscientiously objects” to hosting a gay couple.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
“I suppose she'll want a fortune as well,” he says, looking at me as if I were Liv Ullmann's agent.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
But let's suppose for a second that these emails had been released to the press.The IRS Email Double Standard
November 25, 2014
I suppose if you get obsessed with the notion of being a writer more than the writing itself, that would be bad.The Veteran Who Took Home the National Book Award
November 25, 2014
Now consider a different question: suppose Al Gore had stayed in the race.Want President Hillary? Then Primary Her
November 24, 2014
Historical Examples of suppose
These circumstances have led me to suppose that you worship them as mere forms.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
"No, I suppose not," said Hester, thus disclaiming the title.
"I suppose you want to be taken back," said the superintendent, abruptly.
I suppose he'll be a little more fastidious, as the brother-in-law of Shepler.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
If he had been picked up by any vessel I suppose he would have written.
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for suppose
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.
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