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  1. expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. To imagine; to believe; to receive as true. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To put by fraud in the place of another. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Supposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To assume to be true or real; to imagine; believe; think. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To think; imagine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To lay down, assume, or state as true: to imagine. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. SUPPOSER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To assume as true; imagine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To think or imagine; believe; assume as true. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To frame a supposition; think. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. sup-p[=o]z', v.t. to lay down, assume, or state as true: to imagine.--adj. SUPP[=O]'SABLE, that may be supposed.--n. SUPP[=O]'SAL (Shak.), supposition.--adj. SUPP[=O]SED' (Shak.), counterfeit.--adv. SUPP[=O]'SEDLY, according to supposition.--ns. SUPP[=O]'SER; SUPPOSI'TION, act of supposing: that which is supposed: assumption: presumption, opinion.--adj. SUPPOSI'TIONAL, implying supposition.--adv. SUPPOSI'TIONALLY.--adjs. SUPPOSI'TIONARY, hypothetical; SUPPOS'ITIVE, implying, expressing, or including a supposition.--adv. SUPPOS'ITIVELY.--ns. SUPPOS'ITORY (med.), a pill of any solid medicine in the form of a cone or cylinder intended for introduction into the rectum or other canal; SUPPOS'ITUM, that which is supposed; SUPP[=O]'S[=U]RE, supposition. [Fr. supposer--L. suppon[)e]re, -positum--sub, under, pon[)e]re, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Assume as a hypothesis (let us s. a second flood; well, s. it was so; in part, or imperat. with conjunctional force= if, as supposing white were black you would be right, s. your father saw you what would he say?; also in imperat. as formula of proposal, as s. we went for a walk, s. we try another); (of theory, result, &c.) require as a condition (that supposes mechanism without flaws; design in creation supposes a creator); take for granted, presume, assume in default of knowledge, be inclined to think, accept as probable, (I s. we shall be back in an hour; you cannot s., it is not to be supposed, that; I s. he won\'t, or I don\'t s. he will, come; what do you s. he meant?; also abs. in parenth., as you will not be there, I s.); (p.p.) believed to exist, believed to have specified character, (the supposed music of the spheres; his supposed brother, generosity), whence supposedly adv. Hence or cogn. supposable a., supposition n. suppositional a., suppositionally adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. A position without proof; a supposition. Cabinet Dictionary

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