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Synonyms for suppose

to take for granted without proof

to draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information

to regard in an appraising way

to oblige to do or not do by force of authority, propriety, or custom

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express a supposition

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expect, believe, or suppose

take for granted or as a given

require as a necessary antecedent or precondition

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If we suppose the amount of change between each horizontal line in our diagram to be excessively small, these three forms may still be only well-marked varieties; or they may have arrived at the doubtful category of sub-species; but we have only to suppose the steps in the process of modification to be more numerous or greater in amount, to convert these three forms into well-defined species: thus the diagram illustrates the steps by which the small differences distinguishing varieties are increased into the larger differences distinguishing species.
Suppose two children in a school, both of whom are asked "What is six times nine?
And if the devil has a latch-key to get into the admiral's cabin, don't you suppose he can crawl into a port-hole?
But I ought to beg his pardon, for I have no right to suppose that Bingley was the
I suppose, however--on recollection--that the case may probably be THIS.
Besides, I had ideas of many sensible and corporeal things; for although I might suppose that I was dreaming, and that all which I saw or imagined was false, I could not, nevertheless, deny that the ideas were in reality in my thoughts.
And, on the same principle, unless some bodily evil can produce an evil of the soul, we must not suppose that the soul, which is one thing, can be dissolved by any merely external evil which belongs to another?
This was the custom in that day and place, as I suppose it is still in most parts of the country.
Yes, I suppose I might as well take her off your hands, Miss Cuthbert.
I suppose oo call it cruel and dangerous 'cause, if oo wented too far and tumbleded in, oo'd get drownded.
I suppose you would hardly ask me to call you a humane man," returned the doctor with a sneer, "and so my feelings may surprise you, Master Silver.
Suppose 'm you big fella white marster give 'm me one fella stick, close up me washee- washee you that fella steamer.
It seems that the admiral took it into his head (I suppose during your absence) to go to London by himself and to satisfy some curiosity of his own about Norah by calling in Portland Place, under pretense of renewing his old friendship with the Tyrrels.
Besides, could we suppose a set of people to live separate from each other, but within such a distance as would admit of an intercourse, and that there were laws subsisting between each party, to prevent their injuring one another in their mutual dealings, supposing one a carpenter, another a husbandman, shoemaker, and the like, and that their numbers were ten thousand, still all that they would have together in common would be a tariff for trade, or an alliance for mutual defence, but not the same city.
This being the case, let me ask if it is consistent with common-sense to suppose that a provision obliging the legislative power to commit the trial of criminal causes to juries, is a privation of its right to authorize or permit that mode of trial in other cases?