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?"
hypothecate, presuppose, guess, sound out, state, theorise, hypothesize, say, enunciate, speculate, reckon, aver, articulate, hypothesise, imagine, pronounce, enjoin, think, theorize, allege, read, opine, tell, order, enounce, conjecture
think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess(verb)
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"
approximate, call back, cerebrate, bet, speak out, look, reckon, hypothesise, work out, mean, view, retrieve, figure, speculate, pretend, gauge, envisage, call up, infer, judge, see, say, guess, theorize, conjecture, depend, think, calculate, cypher, venture, intend, hypothesize, opine, recollect, speak up, hazard, imagine, compute, theorise, sound off, regard, animadvert, presuppose, recall, believe, count, hypothecate, ideate, estimate, consider, remember, cogitate, forecast, cipher, conceive, conceive of, count on
speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose(verb)
to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
hypothecate, presuppose, guess, contemplate, think, theorise, conjecture, say, reflect, chew over, excogitate, reckon, imagine, hypothesise, mull over, think over, ponder, theorize, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, opine, mull, speculate, job
take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
"I presuppose that you have done your work"
require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
"This step presupposes two prior ones"
To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe.
Suppose that A implies B and B implies C. Then A implies C.
To theorize or hypothesize.
I suppose we all agree that this is the best solution.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use suppose in a sentence?
Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can't tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion.
If you scramble, you could get it done, I suppose, but to pull that off you really have a challenge, i think there would be a lot of people who would stand by their commitment and stay with Hillary. It would be a challenge for Joe.
We heard about it in the news. The terrorist organizations blame every assassination on Israel - we're used to that, the man was no saint and he didn't deal with improving infrastructure in Gaza - he was involved in improving rockets' accuracy ... We constantly see a settling of accounts between various factions in the terrorist organizations and I suppose that is what happened in this case.
Are you suppose to wear swimming trunks when you are in the car pool lane?
I suppose the thinking was if we upset China, the West would come to us with endless bags of gold... But the bags of gold never materialized.
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- neem aan, sê, stel, veronderstelAfrikaans
- يفترض, اِفْتَرَضَArabic
- suposarCatalan, Valencian
- předpokládat, domnívat seCzech
- vermuten, annehmenGerman
- arvella, otaksua, olettaaFinnish
- supposer, imaginerFrench
- saoil, smaoinichScottish Gaelic
- feltesz, feltételez, FeltételezemHungarian
- immaginare, supporreItalian
- 推測, 想定, 仮定Japanese
- stellen, veronderstellen, aannemen, vermoedenDutch
- forutsette, anta, formodeNorwegian
- przypuścić, przypuszczaćPolish
- предполагать, предположить, полагатьRussian
- verovati, pretpostavitiSerbo-Croatian
- anta, förmoda, förutsättaSwedish
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