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?
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
I am convinced, the longer I live, that life and its blessings are not so entirely unjustly distributed as when we are suffering greatly we are inclined to suppose.
In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
I think he wronged people and my guess is he thought he could sneak on stage and try a few minutes. I have no idea, I haven’t talked to him. I understand the backlash of it. I suppose he would know that this would get out. and I agree, if he’s going to go on stage he should address [what he did] but also you can’t practice stand-up in front of a mirror. You have to have an audience.
Is yours an honest lament?...Most are not, you know. Most self-imposed burdens are founded on misperceptions. We - at least we of sincere character - always judge ourselves by stricter standards than we expect others to abide by. It is a curse, I suppose, or a blessing, depending on how one views it... Take it as a blessing, my friend, an inner calling that forces you to strive to unattainable heights.
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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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