Another word for guess
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
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
To choose rightly on little or no evidence
Another word for guessverb
To draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information:conjecture, infer, speculate, suppose, surmise. See opinion