# suppose-v; 5 Senses

### Sense Number 1: assume to be true for the sake of argument

Examples:
Suppose that you had a lot of money. What would you do?
Let us suppose that function f is an n-variable Boolean function.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: suppose.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: consider probable or likely

Examples:
Look at that sky. I suppose it will rain today.
Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps.
I suppose you have heard the news.
Do you suppose that Gillian will mary him?
Her new book is supposed to be very good.
It is widely supposed that the minister will be forced to resign.

Mappings:
VerbNet: consider-29.9-2
FrameNet: Opinion
PropBank: suppose.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4

### Sense Number 3: require something as a precondition

Examples:
Your plan supposes that there are enough presents to go around.
Patience must suppose pain. (quote by Samuel Johnson)
Investment of this kind supposes an increase in the company's profits this year.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

### Sense Number 4: consider something as an annoyance or unwilling agreement

Examples:
I suppose you're going to be late again!
I suppose that you think that's funny. Well, I certainly don't!
Uh... I suppose I can come with you to the dentist.
I don't agree with it, but I suppose it's for the better.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM

### Sense Number 5: consider as a suggestion - for a polite question

Examples:
I don't suppose you could lend me the \$50, could you?

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM