Definition of supose
1. suppose [ v ] express a supposition
Examples: "Let us say that he did not tell the truth" "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
Suppose he did lie beside Lenin , would it be permanent ?
(Kenneth Hoffman and Ray Kunze, Linear Al...)
Conversely , suppose that a is in the null_space of * * f .
Suppose that the minimal polynomial for T decomposes over F into a product of linear polynomials .
Now suppose that we also have * * f where D ' is diagonalizable , N ' is nilpotent , and * * f .
(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
More generally , suppose that an experiment consists_of a number of independent trials , that each trial results in either a `` success '' or a `` non success '' ( `` failure '' ) , and that the probability of success remains constant from trial to trial .Synonyms say suppose Related Terms speculate guess
2. suppose [ v ] expect, believe, or suppose
Examples: "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"
(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)
I suppose I am missing some elementary point but I honestly cannot see how two wrongs can make a right !
(National Review, xi: 26...)
If the raw population figures are crucially relevant , then it is idle to think_of liberation , as idle as to suppose that Poland might liberate Russia .
(The Nation, 193: 16...)
The publication last July of the party 's Draft Program - that blueprint for the `` transition to communism '' - had led the uninitiated to suppose that this Twenty-second_Congress would be a sort_of apotheosis of the Khrushchev regime , a solemn consecration of ideas which had , in_fact , been current over the last three or four years ( i. e. , since the defeat of the `` anti-party group '' ) in_all theoretical party journals .
(Ann Ritner, Seize a Nettle....)
The East was popularly supposed to have got the country into war and into depression , dragging the west along ; and now the East was creating government agencies for which the West doubtless would have to pay .
(Richard Tiernan, "Land of the Silver Dollar,"...)
`` I do n't know much about them '' , Owen admitted , `` but I suppose they have their own religion and they probably resent outsiders coming_in and telling them what to do and what not to do '' .Synonyms think guess suppose imagine reckon opine Related Terms expect suspect suspect divine idea opinion guess supposition
3. suppose [ v ] to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
Examples: : "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps."
(The Wall Street Journal,...)
Suppose , says Dr._Lyttleton , the proton has a slightly greater charge than the electron ( so slight it is presently immeasurable ) .
(Perry Miller "Theodore Parker: Apostasy within Liberalism"...)
Suppose they both had ventured into realms which their colleagues thought infidel :
(Ernest Becker, Zen: A Rational Critique. New York: W.W....)
One patriarch is supposed to have relegated sacred scriptures for use in an outhouse .
(William H. Ittelson and Samuel B. Kutash,...)
One subject spontaneously asked ( after her arm had finally risen ) , `` Do you suppose I was unconsciously keeping it down before '' ?Synonyms suppose speculate hypothesize theorize conjecture hypothesise hypothecate theorise Related Terms expect explicate reconstruct hypothesis theory hypothesis speculation guess theorist conjecture theorization supposition speculator
4. suppose [ v ] take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
Examples: "I presuppose that you have done your work"
5. suppose [ v ] require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; in logic
Examples: "This step presupposes two prior ones"
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