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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sup·pose /səˈpoz, ||ˌ||ˌ ˈspoz/
 (vt.)推想,假設,以為,猜想,假定(vi.)料想

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supposed p. pr. & vb. n. Supposing.]
 1. To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result?
    Suppose they take offence without a cause.   --Shak.
    When we have as great assurance that a thing is, as we could possibly, supposing it were, we ought not to make any doubt of its existence.   --Tillotson.
 2. To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
    How easy is a bush supposed a bear!   --Shak.
    Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men, the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead.   --2 Sam. xiii. 32.
 3. To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight.
    One falsehood always supposes another, and renders all you can say suspected.   --Female Quixote.
 4. To put by fraud in the place of another. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To imagine; believe; conclude; judge; consider; view; regard; conjecture; assume.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·pose v. i. To make supposition; to think; to be of opinion.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·pose, n. Supposition. [Obs.] --Shak. “A base suppose that he is honest.”
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 suppose
      v 1: express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the
           truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would
           you do?" [syn: say]
      2: expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of
         money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad
         state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I
         guess she is angry at me for standing her up" [syn: think,
          opine, imagine, reckon, guess]
      3: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
         "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
         [syn: speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize,
          hypothesise, hypothecate]
      4: take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I
         presuppose that you have done your work" [syn: presuppose]
      5: require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This
         step presupposes two prior ones" [syn: presuppose]