1 assume, calculate (U.S. dialect) conjecture, dare say, expect, guess (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) imagine, infer, judge, opine, presume, presuppose, surmise, take as read, take for granted, think
2 believe, conceive, conclude, conjecture, consider, fancy, hypothesize, imagine, postulate, pretend
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suppose ( supposes 3rd person present) ( supposing present participle) ( supposed past tense & past participle )
1 verb You can use suppose or supposing before mentioning a possible situation or action. You usually then go on to consider the effects that this situation or action might have.
Suppose someone gave you an egg and asked you to describe exactly what was inside... V that
Supposing he's right and I do die tomorrow? Maybe I should take out an extra insurance policy. V that
2 verb If you supposethat something is true, you believe that it is probably true, because of other things that you know.
The policy is perfectly clear and I see no reason to suppose that it isn't working... V that
It had been supposed that by then Peter would be married. it be V-ed that, Also V n
3 You can say `I suppose' when you want to express slight uncertainty.
I suppose phrase oft PHR that, PHR so/not (vagueness)
I get a bit uptight these days. Hormones, I suppose..., I suppose I'd better do some homework..., Is that the right way up?<emdash10001Yeah. I suppose so..., There's nothing to keep us here, is there?—I suppose not.
4 You can say `I suppose' or `I don't suppose' before describing someone's probable thoughts or attitude, when you are impatient or slightly angry with them.
I suppose phrase PHR that (feelings)
I suppose you think you're funny...
5 You can say `I don't suppose' as a way of introducing a polite request.
I don't suppose phrase PHR that (politeness)
I don't suppose you could tell me where James Street is could you?
6 You can use `do you suppose' to introduce a question when you want someone to give their opinion about something, although you know that they are unlikely to have any more knowledge or information about it than you.
do you suppose phrase PHR that
Do you suppose he was telling the truth?...
7 You can use `do you suppose' as a polite way of suggesting or requesting that someone does something.
do you suppose phrase PHR that (politeness)
Do you suppose we could get together for a little chat sometime soon?
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