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suppose

sup·pose

suppose

 
 
pronunciation:
s poz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: supposed, supposes, supposing
definition 1: to assume (something) as true for the sake of argument or illustration.
Suppose that you're in my position; what would you do?
synonyms:
assume, hypothesize, imagine, posit, postulate, presume
similar words:
fancy, infer, premise, presuppose, say, surmise
definition 2: to consider as a possibility.
Suppose we stay until next week.
similar words:
conceive, imagine, postulate
definition 3: to believe while allowing for the possibility of being wrong; think.
She married him, so I suppose she loves him.Do you suppose she will carry out her plan?
synonyms:
believe, fancy, guess, think
similar words:
conjecture, count, expect, hope, imagine, judge, opine, reckon, suspect
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to guess or assume something.
synonyms:
hypothesize, speculate, theorize
similar words:
conjecture, guess, presume, reckon, surmise
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