be supposed to do/be something - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    to be expected to behave in a particular way, especially according to a rule, an agreement, or someone in authority

    You’re supposed to make a copy of the contract before you mail it.

    Am I supposed to be at the meeting on Tuesday?

    This isn’t what we’re supposed to be discussing.

  2. 3
    to be expected or intended to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result

    Today was supposed to have been sunny, but it’s raining.

See also main entry: suppose