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English verb: suppose

1. suppose (communication) express a supposition


SamplesLet us say that he did not tell the truth.
Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?.


ExamplesThey suppose that there was a traffic accident


Synonymssay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)speculate

2. suppose (cognition) expect, believe, or suppose


SamplesI 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.


Synonymsguess, imagine, opine, reckon, think


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect


Narrower (hyponym)suspect

3. suppose (cognition) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds


SamplesScientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps.


Synonymsconjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, theorise, theorize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect


Narrower (hyponym)construct, develop, explicate, formulate, reconstruct, retrace

4. suppose (cognition) take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand


SamplesI presuppose that you have done your work.


Synonymspresuppose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)assume, presume, take for granted


Narrower (hyponym)posit, postulate, premise, premiss

5. suppose (cognition) require as a necessary antecedent or precondition


SamplesThis step presupposes two prior ones.


Synonymspresuppose


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)imply


Domain categorylogic









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