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)

Antonyms of adj supposed

4 senses of supposed

Sense 1
supposed (predicate) -- (required or under orders; "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store")

INDIRECT (VIA obligated) -> unobligated -- (not obligated)

Sense 2
supposed (prenominal) -- (mistakenly believed; "the supposed existence of ghosts")

INDIRECT (VIA improbable) -> probable, likely -- (likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss")

Sense 3
alleged (prenominal), so-called, supposed -- (doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help")

INDIRECT (VIA questionable) -> unquestionable -- (incapable of being questioned; "unquestionable authority")

Sense 4
conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious -- (based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation")

INDIRECT (VIA theoretical) -> empirical, empiric -- (derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known")

Similarity of adj supposed

4 senses of supposed

Sense 1
supposed (predicate) -- (required or under orders; "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store")
       => obligated (predicate) (vs. unobligated) -- (caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan")

Sense 2
supposed (prenominal) -- (mistakenly believed; "the supposed existence of ghosts")
       => improbable (vs. probable), unlikely -- (not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event")

Sense 3
alleged (prenominal), so-called, supposed -- (doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help")
       => questionable (vs. unquestionable) -- (subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin")

Sense 4
conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious -- (based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation")
       => theoretical (vs. empirical), theoretic -- (concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science")

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