Definition of 'suppose'
Video: pronunciation of 'suppose'
Example sentences containing 'suppose'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The benefit of the doubt is supposed to go to the attacking player anyway. The Sun (2012)The process was supposed to take two to three hours. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are supposed to know intuitively how to do it. Positive Parent Power (1991)Kicks went where they were supposed to go. Times, Sunday Times (2010)No vote was supposed to be taken on the idea. The Sun (2009)It seems funding that was supposed to go on flood plans may have been spent on something else entirely. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They just did not know they were supposed to lay down and die against the European champions. The Sun (2010)Women aren't supposed to take it. The Sun (2007)Noel said he didn’t know; he supposed because he wanted to. The Treasure Seekers (1899)We weren't supposed to be going through this again. Times, Sunday Times (2006)How else are you supposed to know when your toast's done? The Sun (2012)We didn't know we were supposed to go to prison. Christianity Today (2000)I know men are usually supposed to do this sort of thing. The Sun (2014)I suppose you know what you have got? The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)It is too expensive to escort them on commercial flights so the Polish military are supposed to take them. The Sun (2008)He scared me a little because he got too close to other bodies from time to time because he is not supposed to take contact. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The snap was supposed to be taken without his knowledge, but he seemed to glare at us all the same. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An example would probably help: Suppose you live on a fairly noisy street. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)As industry convention usually has rejection leading to oblivion, it's a record we were probably not supposed to notice. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Still, I suppose he probably has now. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I suppose that's probably a good thing, on the whole. The Sun (2013)I suppose I can probably tell you this now. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He has got more experience than me and he is naturally good at it, so I suppose he probably would be better. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'suppose'
Very Common. suppose is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'suppose'
British English: suppose /səˈpəʊz/ VERB
You use suppose or supposing when you are considering a possible situation or action and trying to think what effects it would have.
Suppose you won the lottery. What would you do with the money?
- American English: suppose
- Arabic: يَظُنُّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: supor
- Chinese: 假设
- Croatian: pretpostaviti
- Czech: předpokládat
- Danish: formode
- Dutch: veronderstellen
- European Spanish: suponer imaginar
- Finnish: olettaa
- French: supposer
- German: annehmen vermuten
- Greek: υποθέτω
- Italian: supporre
- Japanese: 想定する
- Korean: 가정하다
- Norwegian: anta
- Polish: przypuścić
- European Portuguese: supor
- Romanian: a presupune
- Russian: предполагать
- Spanish: suponer
- Swedish: förmoda
- Thai: สมมุติ
- Turkish: varsaymak
- Ukrainian: припускати
- Vietnamese: cho là
Definition of suppose from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.