suppose

Save
suppose /səˈpoʊz/ verb
supposes; supposed; supposing
suppose
/səˈpoʊz/
verb
supposes; supposed; supposing
Learner's definition of SUPPOSE
[+ object]
: to think of (something) as happening or being true in order to imagine what might happen
: to believe (something) to be true
: to believe (something) to be possible usually used following the pronoun I
◊ In responding to a question, the phrase I suppose (so) is used as a way of agreeing or saying “yes” when you are not certain or not very excited or interested.
◊ The phrase I suppose not is used as an informal way of agreeing with a negative statement or of saying “no.”
used to ask a question in a polite way

be supposed

: to be expected to do something
: to be intended or expected to be (something)
used to show that you are angry or offended by something followed by to + verb
used to say what someone should do followed by to + verb
used to say what someone is allowed to do followed by to + verb
used to indicate what people say about someone or something followed by to + verb
Comments & Questions
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up suppose? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.