Definitions of suppose

  1. 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"
  2. take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; " I presuppose that you have done your work"
  3. 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?"
  4. require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; " This step presupposes two prior ones"
  5. To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result?
  6. To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
  7. To put by fraud in the place of another.
  8. To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion.
  9. To assume to be true or real; to imagine; believe; think.
  10. To think; imagine.
  11. To lay down, assume, or state as true: to imagine.
  13. To assume as true; imagine.
  14. To think or imagine; believe; assume as true.
  15. To frame a supposition; think.
  16. To lay down, state or assume as real or true, though not known to be so; to receive as true; to think; to imagine; to require to exist or be true.
  17. To lay down, assume, or admit without proof; to imagine; to receive as true without examination; to regard.

Usage examples for suppose

  1. I suppose you don't mean that, do you? – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  2. Suppose I don't want to? – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  3. Bart, I suppose you know about Lharillis. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  4. Like her mother, I suppose. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  5. Suppose Mr. Bellamie had found it out. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  6. If you do, you can find the way alone, I suppose. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  7. I suppose that was why you didn't let go. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  8. A boy, I suppose?" – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  9. I suppose you'd know if you were at home? – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  10. You still love her, I suppose?" – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  11. " I didn't suppose it. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  12. She was the Lady Anna they must suppose. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  13. Everything's all right, I suppose? – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  14. I suppose you like it? – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  15. Why should you suppose so? – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  16. Suppose I do not see reason? – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  17. How old do you suppose he is? – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  18. I didn't suppose that it would be so much as that. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  19. Yes, he said, I suppose so. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  20. Do you suppose I don't know? – Gallegher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis