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Meaning & Definition of Suppose in English

English

Suppose

/səpoʊz/

verb

1. 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?"
    synonym:
  • suppose
  • ,
  • say

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • think
  • ,
  • opine
  • ,
  • suppose
  • ,
  • imagine
  • ,
  • reckon
  • ,
  • guess

3. To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

  • "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
    synonym:
  • speculate
  • ,
  • theorize
  • ,
  • theorise
  • ,
  • conjecture
  • ,
  • hypothesize
  • ,
  • hypothesise
  • ,
  • hypothecate
  • ,
  • suppose

4. Take for granted or as a given

  • Suppose beforehand
  • "I presuppose that you have done your work"
    synonym:
  • presuppose
  • ,
  • suppose

5. Require as a necessary antecedent or precondition

  • "This step presupposes two prior ones"
    synonym:
  • presuppose
  • ,
  • suppose

Examples of using

I suppose you are right.
I suppose you are right.
I suppose you want me to invite Tom to the wedding.