- think or assume that something is true or probable but lack proof or certain knowledge；used to make a suggestion or a hesitant admission
verb: suppose, 3rd person present: supposes, gerund or present participle: supposing, past tense: supposed, past participle: supposed
- 1. think or assume that something is true or probable but lack proof or certain knowledge I suppose I got there about noon he supposed the girl to be about twelve 同義詞
- ▪ used to make a suggestion or a hesitant admission suppose we leave this to the police I'm quite a good actress, I suppose 同義詞
- ▪ used to introduce a hypothesis and imagine its development suppose he had been murdered—what then?
- ▪ (of a theory or argument) assume or require that something is the case as a precondition the procedure supposes that a will has already been proved the theory supposes a predisposition to interpret utterances 同義詞
- 2. be required to do something because of the position one is in or an agreement one has made I'm supposed to be meeting someone at the airport
- ▪ be forbidden to do something I shouldn't have been in the study—I'm not supposed to go in there