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suppose

 
Verb suppose has 5 senses
  1. suppose, say - 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?"
    --1 is one way to speculate
    Derived forms: noun supposition1, noun supposal1
    Sample sentence:
    They suppose that there was a traffic accident
  2. 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"
    --2 is one way to expect, anticipate
    Derived forms: noun supposition3, noun supposal2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
    --3 is one way to expect, anticipate
    Derived forms: noun supposition3, noun supposal2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. presuppose, suppose - take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work"
    --4 is one way to assume, presume, take for granted
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  5. presuppose, suppose - require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones"
    --5 is one way to imply
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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