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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


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.


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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)imply

Domain categorylogic

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