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suppose (v.)

early 14c., "to assume as the basis of argument," from Old French suposer "to assume" (13c.), probably a replacement (influenced by Old French poser "put, place") of *suppondre, from Latin supponere "put or place under; to subordinate, make subject," from assimilated form of sub "under" (see sub-) + ponere "put, place" (past participle positus; see position (n.)). Meaning "to admit as possible, to believe to be true" is from 1520s.

updated on December 06, 2016

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Definitions of suppose from WordNet

suppose (v.)
express a supposition;
Synonyms: say
suppose (v.)
expect, believe, or suppose;
Synonyms: think / opine / imagine / reckon / guess
suppose (v.)
to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
suppose (v.)
take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand;
Synonyms: presuppose
suppose (v.)
require as a necessary antecedent or precondition;
Synonyms: presuppose
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