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とする
tosuru
JLPT N1
Edit  dc
Meaning
assume, regard X as ~ , suppose
if we assume that n=1
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Formation
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Phrases
にほんへいくとすれば
If we assume that we go to japan
Edit  #568 dc
おんどはいっていであるとする。
We assume that temperature is constant.
Edit  #815 Amatuka
あなたがりっぱなせかいしみんになろうとするなら、へんけんはもたないようにどりょくすべきである。
If you are to be a good world citizen, you should try to be free of any prejudices.
Edit  #4191 Miki
わたしたちはみな、じんせいにおいてせいこうをおさめようとするが、せいこうするのは、きわめてかずすくないひとたちである。
We all try hard to make the grade in life, but only a few succeed.
Edit  #6405 rolando
すすんでまなぼうとするきのないものにはおしえるかいがない。
One who is not willing to learn is not worth teaching.
Edit  #6406 rolando
あるこうとするとここがズキンとします。
When I try to walk, I get an awful pain here.
Edit  #6407 rolando
ろうどうしゃたちにはもっとはたらこうとするしげきがなにもない。
The workers have no incentive to work harder.
Edit  #6408 rolando
Discussion and comments
温度は一定であるとする。is more natural.
Miki
OK, done.
Amatuka
仮定する (katei suru) I think also means "to assume"
dc
ひょっとする = perhaps
dc
about ex #4191:
i tought that the form [-ou to suru] meant "to be in a process of" or "try to do".
NutritiveSoul
what about ~ta to suru??
Hakeem
hakeem - can you give an example please?
dc
[ou to suru] perhaps you mean [youni-suru]

maybe [ou-tosuru] would be "if you try.." which we have also as [toshitara]
dc
I believe Ex. 6406 has the wrong "mono" kanji in it. Sorry I can't type Japanese on this computer, but I'm sure you know what I mean : )
Lorenz