simple past tense and past participle of suppose
Presumed to be true, but without proof
“Jesus is the supposed son of God.”
Generally considered or expected.
“The movie is supposed to be good.”
Having an obligation.
“You are not supposed to smoke in the restaurant. [Note: this means, you are obliged not to smoke.]”
“The phone is supposed to come with a manual.”
“The phone is supposed to save us time.””
To take for granted; to conclude, with less than absolute supporting data; to believe.
“Suppose that A implies B and B implies C. Then A implies C.”
To theorize or hypothesize.
“I suppose we all agree that this is the best solution.”
To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature.
“Purpose supposes foresight.”
To put by fraud in the place of another.
generally assumed or believed to be the case, but not necessarily so
“people admire their supposed industriousness”
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”
used to make a suggestion or a hesitant admission
“suppose we leave this to the police”
“I’m quite a good actress, I suppose”
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 theory supposes a predisposition to interpret utterances”
“the procedure supposes that a will has already been proved”
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”