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Definition of suppose:

  1. Supposition.
  2. 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.

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Examples of usage for suppose:

  1. To suppose is temporarily to assume a thing as true, either with the expectation of finding it so or for the purpose of ascertaining what would follow if it were so. To suppose is also to think a thing to be true while aware or conceding that the belief does not rest upon any sure ground, and may not accord with fact; or yet again, to suppose is to imply as true or involved as a necessary inference; as, design supposes the existence of a designer. To conjecture is to put together the nearest available materials for a provisional opinion, always with some expectation of finding the facts to be as conjectured. To imagine is to form a mental image of something as existing, tho its actual existence may be unknown, or even impossible. To think, in this application, is to hold as the result of thought what is admitted not to be matter of exact or certain knowledge; as, I do not know, but I think this to be the fact: a more conclusive statement than would be made by the use of conjecture or suppose. Compare DOUBT; HYPOTHESIS.
  2. I suppose I may have time to think? "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories" , William D. Howells.
  3. " I suppose we must. "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories" , William D. Howells.

Quotes for suppose:

  1. I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote "In Contempt" was because of the money. After the trial I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons for it. - Christopher Darden
  2. In my model, important interference phenomena arise when individual strata come into contact. These chaotic fluctuations are, I suppose, what my music is really 'about.' - Brian Ferneyhough
  3. Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God. Your second is to your family. And your third is to your community. And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life. - Dick Murphy
  4. What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude. - V. S. Naipaul
  5. And yet, I suppose you mourn the loss or the death of what you thought your life was, even if you find your life is better after. You mourn the future that you thought you'd planned. - Lynn Redgrave

Rhymes for suppose:

  1. arose, bestows, compose, depose, disclose, dispose, dubose, enclose, expose, foreclose, forgoes, impose, oppose, plainclothes, propose, repose, stavros, tarots, transpose.
  2. beaus, blows, boase, boes, bose, bowes, bows, brose, chose, close, clothes, cose, crose, crows, doze, flows, foes, froze, glows, goes, gose, grows, hoes, hose, joes, jos, knows, lo's, lowes, lows, moes, mose, ngos, noes, nose, o's, ohs, ose, owes, pose, pows, pros, prose, roes, rohs, rose, rows, sews, shows, slows, snows, sows, those, throes, throws, toes, tows, vose, woes.
  3. decompose, interpose, juxtapose, predispose, presuppose, reimpose.
  4. overexpose, superimpose.

Idioms for suppose:

  1. Suppose I don't?
  2. Suppose I do?
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