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Definition 1: expect, believe, or suppose - [verb of cognition]

Samples where suppose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for suppose in the sense of this definition

(suppose is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

(... is a kind of suppose ) hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

"The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"

Definition 2: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds - [verb of cognition]

Samples where suppose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

Synonyms for suppose in the sense of this definition

(suppose is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

(... is a kind of suppose ) reassemble mentally

"reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

(... is a kind of suppose ) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

Definition 3: require as a necessary antecedent or precondition - [verb of cognition]

Samples where suppose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This step presupposes two prior ones

Synonyms for suppose in the sense of this definition

(suppose is a kind of ...) suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

(suppose belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 4: take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand - [verb of cognition]

Samples where suppose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I presuppose that you have done your work

Synonyms for suppose in the sense of this definition

(suppose is a kind of ...) take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

"I assume his train was late"

(... is a kind of suppose ) take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

"He posited three basic laws of nature"

(... is a kind of suppose ) take something as preexisting and given

Definition 5: express a supposition - [verb of communication]

Samples where suppose or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let us say that he did not tell the truth
  • Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?

Synonyms for suppose in the sense of this definition

(suppose is a kind of ...) talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

"We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"

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