[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?'.

手打:托德--From WordNet


(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.

(n.) Supposition.



v. a. [1]. Presume, conceive, apprehend, believe, imagine, consider, deem, think, judge, presuppose, conjecture, guess.[2]. 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.





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