• (verb, adjective in "supposed to")
    • (RP) IPA: /səˈpəʊzd/
    • (America) IPA: /səˈpoʊzd/
    • (supposed to) (America, Canada) IPA: /səˈpoʊst/, /spoʊst/
  • (adjective)
    • (RP) IPA: /səˈpəʊzd/
    • (America) IPA: /səˈpoʊzɪd/, /səˈpoʊzd/
    • (supposed to) (America, Canada) IPA: /səˈpoʊst/, /spoʊst/
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of suppose

supposed (not comparable)

  1. Presumed to be true, but without proof
    Jesus is the supposed son of God.
  2. (with infinitive) Generally considered or expected.
    The movie is supposed to be good.
  3. (with infinitive) Having an obligation.
    You are not supposed to smoke in the restaurant. [Note: this means, you are obliged not to smoke.]
    The phone is supposed to come with a manual.
  4. (with infinitive) Intended.
    The phone is supposed to save us time.
Translations Translations
  • French: supposé Quebec
  • Portuguese: is supposed to be __ → é para ser
  • Russian: следует

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