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English definition of “suppose”

suppose

conjunction (WHAT IF)   /səˈpoʊz/ (also supposing,  /səˈpoʊ·zɪŋ/)
(used at the beginning of a sentence or clause) what would happen if: Suppose we miss the train – what would we do then? Supposing that you had that opportunity, Mrs. Gallagher, what would you say?
(Definition of suppose conjunction (WHAT IF) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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