UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/səˈpəʊzd/, /səˈpəʊzɪd/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/səˈpoʊzd, səˈpoʊzɪd/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sə pōzd, -pōzid)

From the verb suppose: (⇒ conjugate)
supposed is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the supposed [site, place, spot] (of)
  2. the supposed [site] where [he died, it took place]
  3. the supposed [site] of the lost [treasure, city, kingdom]
  4. the supposed [benefits, advantages] (of)
  5. [ignore, dismiss, evaluate, discuss] the supposed [benefits] (of)
  6. the supposed [sender, admirer, killer, culprit]
  7. a supposed lack of [knowledge, skill, benefits]
  8. in a supposed [case, situation, scenario]
  9. have supposed [nuclear, illegal, mass-destruction] weapons
  10. [retreated, ran, swam] to supposed safety
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. I suppose [so, not]
  2. I suppose she [is, does, will] (not)
  3. supposing she [passes, fails, won, lost]
  4. suppose he [passes]
  5. suppose for a [moment, second] that
  6. I suppose (that) he [wanted to, meant to, felt]
  7. are (not) supposed to [work, do, be, arrive]
  8. UK: the [policy, new law, decision] supposes extra costs
  9. [argument, theory] supposes [that, the]
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