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Definitions of suppose

  1. To assume to be true or real; to imagine; believe; think. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To lay down, assume, or state as true: to imagine. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To think or imagine; believe; assume as true. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To think; imagine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result? Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To imagine; to believe; to receive as true. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To put by fraud in the place of another. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To assume as true; imagine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To frame a supposition; think. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To lay down, state or assume as real or true, though not known to be so; to receive as true; to think; to imagine; to require to exist or be true. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To lay down, assume, or admit without proof; to imagine; to receive as true without examination; to regard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. SUPPOSER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for suppose

  1. I suppose you don't mean that, do you? – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  2. Suppose I don't want to? – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
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