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suppose

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1 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement
  • if we suppose a minimum profit of $10,000 from the charity auction, we should be able to pay for the family's medical expenses

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2 to form an opinion from little or no evidence
  • what do you suppose he's going to do with the prize money he won?

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3 to have as an opinion
  • voters wrongly supposed that the new mayor would be opposed to letting hazardous waste be transported through the city

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4 to take as true or as a fact without actual proof
  • had always supposed that her father would bequeath the family farm to her

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The first known use of suppose was in the 14th century

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“Suppose.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suppose. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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