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Adjective: supposed  su'powzd
  1. Required or under orders
    "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store"
     
  2. Mistakenly believed
    "the supposed existence of ghosts"
     
  3. Doubtful or suspect
    "these supposed experts are no help";
    - alleged, so-called
     
  4. Based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    "the supposed reason for his absence";
    - conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious
Verb: suppose  su'powz
  1. Express a supposition
    - say
     
  2. Expect to be true; believe
    - think, opine, imagine, reckon, guess, daresay, dare say
     
  3. To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps";
    - speculate, theorize, theorise [Brit], conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise [Brit], hypothecate
     
  4. Take for granted or as a given; expect beforehand
    "I suppose that you have done your work";
    - presuppose
     
  5. (logic) require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    - presuppose

See also: improbable, obligated, questionable, theoretic, theoretical, unlikely

Type of: anticipate, assume, expect, imply, muse, presume, speculate, take for granted

Encyclopedia: Suppose