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English definition of “suppose”

suppose

verb [I/T]  /səˈpoʊz/ us  

suppose verb [I/T] (THINK LIKELY)

to expect or believe: [I] "Will you be going with them?" "Yes, I suppose (so)." [+ (that) clause] "You don’t suppose (that) they forgot about meeting us, do you?" Suppose can also show that you are guessing about something: [T] I suppose it’s about six months since I last had the brakes checked.

suppose

conjunction  /səˈpoʊz/ (also supposing,  /səˈpoʊ·zɪŋ/) us  

suppose conjunction (WHAT IF)

(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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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