Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb suppose

5 senses of suppose

Sense 1
suppose, say -- (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?")
       => speculate -- (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")

Sense 2
think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess -- (expect, believe, or suppose; "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")
       => expect, anticipate -- (regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow")

Sense 3
speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose -- (to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps")
       => expect, anticipate -- (regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow")

Sense 4
presuppose, suppose -- (take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work")
       => assume, presume, take for granted -- (take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late")

Sense 5
presuppose, suppose -- (require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones")
       => imply -- (suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic)

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