suppose Definition

  • 1to think that something is likely to be true
  • 2to expect or require something

Using suppose: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "suppose" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I suppose you're right.

  • Example

    I suppose we'll have to go without her.

  • Example

    Suppose we leave early?

  • Example

    Suppose it rains?

suppose Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for suppose

Phrases with suppose

  • suppose (that)

    used to introduce a suggestion or idea for someone to consider


    Suppose you don't get the job. What will you do then?

  • used to express agreement or acceptance of a statement


    A: It's getting late. B: I suppose so. We should head home.

  • used to express disagreement or rejection of a statement


    A: Do you want to come with us? B: I suppose not. I have other plans.

Origins of suppose

from Old French 'supposer', meaning 'to assume'


Summary: suppose in Brief

The verb 'suppose' [səˈpəʊz] means to think something is likely true or to expect or require something. It can be used in phrases like 'suppose (that)' to introduce an idea or suggestion, and 'suppose so' to express agreement, or 'suppose not' to express disagreement. Synonyms include 'assume,' 'presume,' and 'believe.'

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