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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."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sup•posed /səˈpoʊzd, səˈpoʊzɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. assumed as true:the supposed site of Atlantis.
  2. thought to be such, but not really so;
    imagined:The supposed gains would be outweighed by the costs.
sup•pos•ed•ly, adv.: He was supposedly the best in the business.See suppose (def. 4).

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sup•posed  (sə pōzd, -pōzid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. assumed as true, regardless of fact; hypothetical:a supposed case.
  2. accepted or believed as true, without positive knowledge:the supposed site of an ancient temple.
  3. merely thought to be such;
    imagined:supposed gains.
sup•pos•ed•ly  (sə pōzd, -pōzid),USA pronunciation adv. 
  • suppose + -ed2 1560–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
supposed /səˈpəʊzd -ˈpəʊzɪd/ adj
  1. (prenominal) presumed to be true without certain knowledge
  2. (prenominal) believed to be true on slight grounds; highly doubtful
  3. /səˈpəʊzd/(postpositive) followed by to: expected or obliged (to)
  4. /səˈpəʊzd/(postpositive; used in negative) followed by to: expected or obliged not (to): you're not supposed to walk on the grass

supposedly /səˈpəʊzɪdlɪ/ adv
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sup•pose /səˈpoʊz/USA pronunciation   v.,  -posed, -pos•ing, conj. 
v. [not: be + ~-ing]
  1. to assume (something), as for the sake of argument:[+ (that) clause]Suppose (that) you won a million dollars in the lottery.
  2. to think or hold as an opinion;
    believe: [+ (that) clause]What do you suppose (that) he will do?[no object]Oh, I suppose (so).
  3. to believe or assume as true;
    take for granted:[+ (that) clause]We all supposed that he had died in the crash.
  4. to expect or require:[be + ~-ed + to + verb]The machine is not supposed to make noise.

conj. 
  1. Also,  supposing. (used to put forward or evaluate something to be considered as a possibility):Suppose (supposing) we do wait until tomorrow; what then?
See -pos-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sup•pose  (sə pōz),USA pronunciation v.,  -posed, -pos•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to assume (something), as for the sake of argument or as part of a proposition or theory:Suppose the distance to be one mile.
  2. to consider (something) as a possibility suggested or an idea or plan proposed:Suppose we wait until tomorrow.
  3. to believe or assume as true;
    take for granted:It is supposed that his death was an accident.
  4. to think or hold as an opinion:What do you suppose he will do?
  5. to require logically;
    imply;
    presuppose:The evidence supposes his presence near the scene.
  6. (used in the passive) to expect or design;
    require or permit (fol. by an infinitive verb):The machine is supposed to make noise. I'm not supposed to run fast.

v.i. 
  1. to assume something;
    presume;
    think.
sup•posa•ble, adj. 
sup•posa•bly, adv. 
sup•poser, n. 
  • Old French supposer, equivalent. to sup- sup- + poser to pose1; compare Medieval Latin suppōnere to suppose, Latin: to substitute, place below
  • Middle English supposen 1275–1325

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
suppose /səˈpəʊz/ vb (tr; may take a clause as object)
  1. to presume (something) to be true without certain knowledge: I suppose he meant to kill her
  2. to consider as a possible suggestion for the sake of discussion, elucidation, etc; postulate: suppose that he wins the election
  3. (of theories, propositions, etc) to imply the inference or assumption (of): your policy supposes full employment
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French supposer, from Medieval Latin suppōnere, from Latin: to substitute, from sub- + pōnere to put

supˈposable adj supˈposer n
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Collocations: the supposed [site, place, spot] (of), the supposed [site] where [he died, it took place], the supposed [site] of the lost [treasure, city, kingdom], more...

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