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1. (also sə-pō′zĭd) Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence: a supposed spy; the supposed decline of culture.
2. (also sə-pōst′) Intended: medication that is supposed to relieve pain.
3. (also sə-pōst′)
a. Required: He is supposed to go to the store.
b. Permitted: We are not supposed to smoke here.
c. Firmly believed; expected: You're supposed to be my friend.
sup·pos′ed·ly (-pō′zĭd-lē) adv.
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1. (prenominal) presumed to be true without certain knowledge: his supposed date of birth.
2. (prenominal) believed to be true on slight grounds; highly doubtful: the supposed existence of ghosts.
3. (foll by: to) expected or obliged (to): I'm supposed to be there at nine.
4. (foll by: to) expected or obliged not (to): you're not supposed to walk on the grass.
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sup•posed(səˈpoʊzd, -ˈpoʊ zɪd)
1. assumed as true; hypothetical: a supposed case.
2. accepted as true, without positive knowledge: the supposed site of an ancient temple.
3. merely thought to be such; imagined: supposed gains.
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|Adj.||1.||supposed - required or under orders; "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store"|
obligated - caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan"
|2.||supposed - mistakenly believed; "the supposed existence of ghosts"|
|3.||supposed - doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help"|
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
|4.||supposed - based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"|
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1. (usually with to) meant, expected, required, obliged He produced a handwritten note of nine men he was supposed to kill.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
supposed[səˈpəʊzd] ADJ [ally, benefit, threat] → supuesto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
supposed[səˈpəʊzd səˈpəʊzɪd] adj (= alleged) [ally, enemy, rival, benefit, threat] → supposé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
supposed[səˈpəʊzd] adj (presumed) → presunto/a; (so-called) → cosiddetto/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995