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Overview of verb suppose

The verb suppose has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (34) suppose, say

(express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money

2. (31) think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess

(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")

3. (17) speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose

(to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps")

4. presuppose, suppose

(take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work")

5. presuppose, suppose

(require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones")


Overview of adj supposed

The adj supposed has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (0) supposed

(required or under orders; "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store")

2. (2) supposed

(mistakenly believed; "the supposed existence of ghosts")

3. alleged, so-called, supposed

(doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help")

4. conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious

(based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation")

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