[sə'pəʊz] or [sə'poz]
(verb.) 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?'.
(v. t.) To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result?
(v. t.) To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
(v. t.) To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight.
(v. t.) To put by fraud in the place of another.
(v. i.) To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion.
v. a. . Presume, conceive, apprehend, believe, imagine, consider, deem, think, judge, presuppose, conjecture, guess.. Imply, assume, presuppose, take for granted.
v. n. Think, imagine, fancy, believe, surmise, conjecture, divine, guess, suspect, presume, OPINE, WEEN, RECKON.
SYN:Assume, presume, believe, divine, deem, fancy, think, regard, conceive,imagine, imply, presuppose, conjecture, guess, conclude, judge, consider
ANT:Prove, demonstrate, substantiate, realize, disbelieve, negative, deny
v.t. to lay down assume or state as true: to imagine.—adj. Suppō′sable that may be supposed.—n. Suppō′sal (Shak.) supposition.—adj. Suppōsed′ (Shak.) counterfeit.—adv. Suppō′sedly according to supposition.—ns. Suppō′ser; Supposi′tion act of supposing: that which is supposed: assumption: presumption opinion.—adj. Supposi′tional implying supposition.—adv. Supposi′tionally.—adjs. Supposi′tionary hypothetical; Suppos′itive implying expressing or including a supposition.—adv. Suppos′itively.—ns. Suppos′itory (med.) a pill of any solid medicine in the form of a cone or cylinder intended for introduction into the rectum or other canal; Suppos′itum that which is supposed; Suppō′sūre supposition.
- There's nothing new, I suppose? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- I suppose you are the only independent prince in the ?gean? 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- Which means, I suppose, that you are not quite clear about your case? 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- I know this in much the same way, I suppose. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Can we suppose that he is ignorant of antiquity, and therefore has recourse to invention? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- I suppose they have not done trying on yet. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I suppose it's smarter to use these rocks and build a good blind for this gun than to make a proper emplacement for it. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- The vestry was larger than I should have supposed it to be, judging from the outside only. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Having first seen him perfectly swallowed up in admiration of Mrs. Jellyby, I had supposed her to be the absorbing object of his devotion. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- He touched his hat politely to the ladies, and remarked that he supposed they had never seen so many live Yankees before in their lives. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- I was well enough, he supposed? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- She supposed she had a right to alter at her ease. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- But it is not to be supposed, because the new thing succumbs to the old infections, that is the final condemnation of the new thing. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Secondly, A certain number of sides, which are supposed indifferent. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Sir, you have been entirely mistaken in supposing it. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- This airy young Barnacle was quite entertained by his simplicity in supposing for a moment that it was. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Supposing him wrapped up as those two passengers were, is there anything in his bulk and stature to render it unlikely that he was one of them? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Supposing he had been shot. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Supposing then, for instance--any unlikely thing will do for a supposition--that you and your mother were to have a serious quarrel. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- You are entirely wrong, sir, I said, in supposing that I speak from any prejudice against Sir Percival Glyde. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- She was mistaken, however, in supposing that Edmund gave his father no present pain. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Superiority of birth supposes an ancient superiority of fortune in the family of the person who claims it. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- You saw him (as he supposes) just as he was passing through the door of communication. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- The idea of motion necessarily supposes that of a body moving. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Volumnia, with her innocent little scream, supposes so. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Therefore he sulkily supposes that the young man must come up into the library. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- The explanation given in the text supposes the two harmonies to make up the number 8000. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- If they cannot earn this by their labour, they must make it up, he supposes, either by begging or stealing. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.