Category: Part of speech:
To imagine; to believe; to receive as true. With infinitive object: to be so presumptuous as (to do something) without proper authority or permission. [from 14th c.]
To posit is defined as to assume as fact, to suggest or to set in place.
To require or involve necessarily as an antecedent condition:
To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
To consider (something) to be true or probable on little or no evidence:
To form a theory or theories; speculate
To ascertain is defined as to verify or confirm something.
To realize as being; consider; think
(Intransitive, often with on or against) To collect payments.
To act as one appointed to decide the winners of: To look at; to observe. [from 16th c.]
To believe something without being sure; suppose
Inclined to make conjectures
Expressing inquisitive interest:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To show emotion, to grieve or be concerned about something or someone.
To indicate indirectly or by allusion; hint; suggest; intimate
To think about in order to understand or decide; ponder
To make an estimate or conjecture:
To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess:
To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
To opine is to share your thoughts or opinion.
To make an estimate or estimates
Speculate is to buy or sell land or other investments that are high risk, with the goal to make a very big profit.
To infer by logical reasoning; reason out or conclude from known facts or general principles
To bring about as a result; to effect; to make.
put-two-and-two-together (Idiomatic, intransitive) To figure something out; to deduce or discern something.
(Intransitive, US, dialect) To plan; to expect; to think.
To accept as true, particularly without absolute certainty (i.e., as opposed to knowing)
To consider reasonable or due:
To expect or intend (to do something):
To make an action as if doing one thing, but actually doing another, for example to trick an opponent.
To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
To take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance)
To set aside for a specific use or certain person
To ascribe or attribute without reason
To be undecided or skeptical about:
be surprised that (antonym)
Alternative form of academic.
Characterized by assumption. False, especially of money; intended to deceive or carry appearance of being genuine.
Pretended; simulated; sham
Given or received without cost or obligation; free.
Of, relating to, or based on a hypothesis:
The definition of putative refers to something commonly accepted as true or thought by most to be true.
The definition of spurious is something that is not true.
(With infinitive) Generally considered or expected.
The definition of theoretical is something that is based on an assumption or opinion. To accept legal responsibility for the act of another. See also ratify.
The state or quality of being arrogant; overbearing pride.
The antecedent of a conditional statement.
The union of something with a body already existing; association; intimate union; assimilation; as, the incorporation of conquered countries into the Roman republic. (Usually in the plural) A piece of real estate; a building and its adjuncts (in this sense, used most often in the plural form).
(Law) A conclusion applied by law as to the correctness of some fact, ordinarily subject to rebuttal by contrary evidence.
The definition of a supposition is an assumption. To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own, as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
To take and follow (a course of action, for example) by choice or assent: To attribute a book, painting or any work of art or literature to a writer or creator. To ascribe (something) a given cause, reason etc. to To clothe (someone with something). To pledge (something) as surety for a loan; to pawn, mortgage.
Mask is defined as to cover up, conceal, disguise or hide.
Simulate is defined as to imitate or take on the look of something.
To receive into a particular relation or association, as into one's care or keeping:
To deliberately begin to do (something): To use and assume the coat of arms of another person.
To let be or do without interference.
To leave alone, let be; to stop bothering.
not believe (antonym)
believe, take for granted
To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain:
To tackle an opponent in possession of the ball.
To put on (a garment, etc.); dress in (a certain color or material) (Intransitive, with "with") To progress (with).
(Idiomatic) To put on some clothes rapidly.
To put (an article of clothing) on one's person
(Sports) To deceive (an opponent) with a fake. Often used with out.
To be or make an imitation or false show of; counterfeit
To seize (property) for military or government use
To gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially to settle on (public land) so as to obtain the right to buy before others.
In a true manner; truly, truthfully, accurately, etc.
To take for granted without proof (May take two objects) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something). (Now chiefly UK dialectal) To ward off; prevent from approaching or entering; drive off; repel. To move into an object, such that one ends up inside it.
To send down or put forth (roots)
To predicate is to agree that something is a quality or property of someone. Synonym Study
implies the setting forth of a proposition on which a conclusion can be based See also syn. study at pretend.
implies the assumption of something as an underlying factor, often one that is incapable of proof his argument postulates the inherent goodness of humanity
may imply taking something for granted without necessarily having good reason this writer presupposes an extensive vocabulary in children or, in another sense, may imply that something is required as a preceding condition brilliant technique in piano playing presupposes years of practice
implies the taking of something for granted or accepting it as true, usually on the basis of probable evidence in its favor and the absence of proof to the contrary the prisoner is presumed to be of sound mind
implies the supposition of something as the basis for argument or action let us assume her motives were good
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