HyperDic: suppose

English > 5 senses of the word suppose:
VERBcommunicationsuppose, sayexpress a supposition
cognitionsuppose, think, opine, imagine, reckon, guessexpect, believe, or suppose
cognitionsuppose, speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecateto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
cognitionsuppose, presupposetake for granted or as a given
cognitionsuppose, presupposerequire as a necessary antecedent or precondition
suppose > pronunciation
Soundssahpow'z
RhymesAmbrose ... Windows: 49 rhymes with owz...
English > suppose: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress a supposition.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey suppose that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsay
Broaderspeculatetalk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
Spanishsuponer
Catalansuposar
Nounssupposala hypothesis that is taken for granted
suppositiona message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
English > suppose: 5 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningExpect, believe, or suppose.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsthink, opine, imagine, reckon, guess
Narrowersuspecthold in suspicion
Broaderexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
Spanishcreer, imaginar, opinar, pensar, suponer
Catalancreure, imaginar, opinar, pensar, suposar
Nounssupposition, supposalthe cognitive process of supposing
English > suppose: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
Synonymsspeculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate
Narrowerexplicate, formulate, developelaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
reconstruct, construct, retracereassemble mentally
Broaderexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
Spanishconjeturar, especular, hipotetizar, imaginar, suponer, teorizar
Catalanconjecturar, especular, fer hipòtesis, imaginar, suposar, teoritzar
Nounssupposition, supposalthe cognitive process of supposing
English > suppose: 5 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningtake for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I presuppose that you have done your work"
Synonympresuppose
Narrowerpostulate, positTake as a given
premise, premissTake something as preexisting and given
Broaderassume, presume, take for grantedtake to be the case or to be true
Spanishpresuponer
Catalanpresuposar
English > suppose: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
Meaningrequire as a necessary antecedent or precondition.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This step presupposes two prior ones"
Synonympresuppose
CategorylogicThe branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
BroaderimplySuggest as a logically necessary consequence
Spanishpresuponer

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict