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suppose

verb
 
 
/səˈpəʊz/
be supposed to do sth B1 to be expected or intended to do something, especially when this does not happen: These drugs are supposed to reduce the pain. He was supposed to be here by nine.Duty, obligation and responsibility B2 If you are supposed to do something, the rules say that you should do it: You're supposed to pay by the end of the month. You're not supposed to (= you should not) smoke in here.Duty, obligation and responsibility
be supposed to be sth B2 to be considered by many people to be something: The scenery is supposed to be fantastic.Being based on or depending on something
B1 [T] to think that something is likely to be true: [+ (that)] I suppose that you've already heard the news?Guessing, supposing and suspecting
suppose/supposing (that) used to introduce an idea for someone to consider: Suppose he phones tonight. What should I say?Connecting words which express a condition
I suppose A2 used to show that you are not certain or not completely happy about something: It was quite interesting, I suppose.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievableFeeling sad and unhappy
I suppose so B1 used to show agreement to something when you do not really want to: "Can I come with you?" "I suppose so."Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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