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1

Intended to; also, believed to, expected to. For example, This pill is supposed to relieve your pain, or You're supposed to be my partner. [Early 1300s]

2

Required to, as in He is supposed to call home. [Mid-1800s]

3

not supposed to. Not permitted to, as in You're not supposed to smoke in here.

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