Definition of suppose
1a : to lay down tentatively as a hypothesis, assumption, or proposal suppose a fire broke out suppose you bring the saladb (1) : to hold as an opinion : believe they supposed they were early (2) : to think probable or in keeping with the facts seems reasonable to suppose that he would profit
3 : presuppose
Examples of suppose in a Sentence
Suppose a fire broke out. How would we escape?
Just suppose for a moment that you agreed with me.
Supposing he refuses to help, what do we do then?
The renovations will cost much more than we originally supposed.
Recent Examples of suppose from the Web
For a baseball team from the heartland, the West Coast is supposed to mean long flights and late nights, the body tested in a time zone far way.
The election for treasurer is scheduled for Oct. 14, and candidates are supposed to start qualifying next week.
Introduced in 2015 as a temporary party a few blocks away, Brooklyn Mirage was supposed to open permanently in May 2016.
One in eight tattooed Americans regret getting what is supposed to be a permanent form of creative expression, according to a 2012 Harris Interactive survey.
Dwindling revenue from Wisconsin’s gas tax and vehicle registration fees have left a $1 billion hole in the two-year, $76 billion spending plan that Wisconsin was supposed to have in place Friday.
This morning Brzezinski and Scarborough published their own reaction in The Washington Post, and appeared for a 30-minute segment on their show even though they were supposed to be away on vacation.
Meanwhile, a few degrees east in Kentucky, there's some serious Jesusing going on in the public schools, where that kind of thing is not supposed to happen.
Local governments are supposed to give the state information on home building each year, but many don’t.
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SUPPOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suppose for English Language Learners
: to think of (something) as happening or being true in order to imagine what might happen
: to believe (something) to be true
: to believe (something) to be possible
SUPPOSE Defined for Kids
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