## Another word for guess

To draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information:

conjecture, infer, speculate, suppose, surmise. See opinion

A judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing:

conjecture, guesswork, speculation, supposition, surmise. See opinion

## Another word for guess

**guess Synonyms**

#### guess

n.

conjecture, surmise, supposition, theory, hypothesis, presupposition, presumption, opinion, postulate, estimate, divination, association of ideas, surmisal, suspicion, thesis, guesswork, view, belief, assumption, speculation, supposal, postulation, fancy, inference, conclusion, deduction, induction, guesstimate*, shot in the dark*.

guess implies the forming of a judgment or estimate (often a correct one) without sufficient knowledge for certainty he *guessed* the number of beans in the jar; to conjecture is to infer or predict from incomplete or uncertain evidence I cannot *conjecture* what his plans are; surmise implies a conjecturing through mere intuition or imagination she *surmised* the truth

**guess Synonyms**

#### guess

v.

To attempt an answer on inadequate evidence

conjecture, presume, infer, suspect, speculate, imagine, surmise, theorize, opine, hypothesize, predicate, hazard a supposition or conjecture, suggest, figure, incline to a view, divine, reckon, calculate.

To make a choice, almost at hazard

chance, take a leap in the dark, light on, venture, suppose, presume, imagine, think likely, jump at a conclusion, guess maybe*, make a stab at*, lump it*, have a shot at*, hazard a guess*.

To choose rightly on little or no evidence