Suppose

  • 1 supposé — supposé, ée [ sypoze ] adj. • attesté XVIIe; de supposer 1 ♦ Admis comme hypothèse. Considéré comme probable. Le nombre supposé des victimes. L auteur supposé du vol. ⇒ présumé. Père supposé. ⇒ putatif. L auteur supposé d un livre. ⇒ prétendu. 2… …

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  • 2 supposé — supposé, ée (su pô zé, zée) part. passé de supposer. 1°   Posé pour hypothèse. Ce fait supposé vrai.    Cela supposé, dans cette supposition.    Supposé (invariable), en supposant. •   Je montre aux premiers que, supposé l exemple des saints,… …

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  • 3 suppose — [sə pōz′] vt. supposed, supposing [ME supposen < MFr supposer, to suppose, imagine, altered (infl. by poser: see POSE1) < ML supponere, to suppose, assume < L, to put under, substitute < sub ,SUB + ponere: see POSITION] 1. to assume… …

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  • 4 Suppose — Sup*pose , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supposed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supposing}.] [F. supposer; pref. sub under + poser to place; corresponding in meaning to L. supponere, suppositum, to put under, to substitute, falsify, counterfeit. See {Pose}.] 1. To… …

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  • 5 Suppose — Sup*pose , n. Supposition. [Obs.] Shak. A base suppose that he is honest. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 suppose — suppose, supposing Both words are used as quasi conjunctions to introduce an assumption or hypothesis: • Suppose the guards were more alert, security measures more effective R. Ludlum, 1978 • Supposing there s a change of venue CNN news… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 suppose — [v1] assume, guess accept, admit, brainstorm, calculate, conjecture, cook up*, dare say*, deem, divine, dream, estimate, expect, figure, go out on a limb*, grant, guesstimate*, hazard a guess*, hypothesize, imagine, infer, judge, opine, posit,… …

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  • 8 Suppose — Sup*pose , v. i. To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion. Acts ii. 15. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 suppose — I verb allude to, anticipate, assume, believe, be of the opinion, calculate, conceive, conclude, conjecture, consider, deduce, deduct, deem, estimate, expect, feel, gather, gauge, generalize, guess, hint, hypothesize, imagine, imply, infer,… …

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  • 10 suppose — early 14c., to assume as the basis of argument, from O.Fr. supposer to assume, probably a replacement of *suppondre (influenced by O.Fr. poser put, place ), from L. supponere put or place under, from sub under + ponere put, place (see POSITION… …

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  • 11 supposé — Supposé, [suppos]ée. part …

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  • 12 suppose — ► VERB 1) think or assume that something is true or probable, but without proof. 2) (of a theory or argument) assume or require that something is the case as a precondition. 3) (be supposed to do) be required or expected to do. ORIGIN Latin… …

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  • 13 suppose — sup|pose W1S1 [səˈpəuz US ˈpouz] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: supposer, from Latin supponere to put under, substitute , from sub ( SUB ) + ponere to put ] 1.) spoken I suppose a) used to say you think somethin …

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  • 14 suppose — sup|pose [ sə pouz ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to believe that something is probably true, based on your experience, your knowledge, and any other information that you have: She was about 35, Dexter supposed. The game was not as one sided as we… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 suppose */*/*/ — UK [səˈpəʊz] / US [səˈpoʊz] verb [transitive] Word forms suppose : present tense I/you/we/they suppose he/she/it supposes present participle supposing past tense supposed past participle supposed 1) to believe that something is probably true,… …

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  • 16 suppose — 1 verb (T) 1 be supposed to do sth a) used when saying what someone should or should not do, especially because of rules or what someone in authority has said: You re supposed to ask the teacher if you want to leave the classroom. | We re not… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 suppose — [[t]səpo͟ʊz[/t]] ♦♦ supposes, supposing, supposed 1) VERB You can use suppose or supposing before mentioning a possible situation or action. You usually then go on to consider the effects that this situation or action might have. [V that] Suppose …

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  • 18 suppose*/*/*/ — [səˈpəʊz] verb [T] to think that something is probably true, right, or possible I suppose she must be delighted about getting the job.[/ex] You don t suppose that he s going to hurt anyone, do you?[/ex] I suppose I had better get back to… …

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  • 19 suppose — v.tr. (often foll. by that + clause) 1 assume, esp. in default of knowledge; be inclined to think (I suppose they will return; what do you suppose he meant?). 2 take as a possibility or hypothesis (let us suppose you are right). 3 (in imper.) as… …

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  • 20 suppose — verb ADVERB ▪ mistakenly, wrongly ▪ commonly, generally ▪ We commonly suppose that space and time are continuous. ▪ This combination of qualities is generally supposed to be extremely rare …

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