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  1. To conjecture, to opine or to posit with contestable premises.
  2. To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
  3. To imagine or infer (something) without conclusive evidence; conjecture; guess
An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
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  1. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
  2. An inference, theory, or prediction based on guesswork; guess
  3. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess.
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  1. Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess.
  2. An idea or opinion formed from evidence that is neither positive nor conclusive; conjecture; guess
  3. The act or process of surmising; conjecture in general
Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
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  1. Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
  2. The act of supposing.
Abstract reasoning; speculation:
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  1. Abstract reasoning; speculation:
  2. The branch of a science or art consisting of its explanatory statements, accepted principles, and methods of analysis, as opposed to practice:
  3. A set of theorems that constitute a systematic view of a branch of mathematics.
A statement that explains or makes generalizations about a set of facts or principles, usually forming a basis for possible experiments to confirm its viability.
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  1. A statement that explains or makes generalizations about a set of facts or principles, usually forming a basis for possible experiments to confirm its viability.
  2. A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
  3. An unproved theory, proposition, supposition, etc. tentatively accepted to explain certain facts or (working hypothesis) to provide a basis for further investigation, argument, etc.
A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference.
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  1. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference.
  2. (Law) The inference that a fact exists, based on the proved existence of other facts
  3. (Law) A conclusion applied by law as to the correctness of some fact, ordinarily subject to rebuttal by contrary evidence.
An attorney's formal, usually written statement giving an assessment of how the law should be or is likely to be applied in a particular situation.
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  1. An attorney's formal, usually written statement giving an assessment of how the law should be or is likely to be applied in a particular situation.
  2. The prevailing view:
  3. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
Something postulated; assumption or axiom
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  1. Something postulated; assumption or axiom
  2. A fundamental element; a basic principle.
  3. Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument:
A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size:
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  1. A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size:
  2. An opinion or judgment
  3. A general calculation of size, value, etc.; esp., an approximate computation of the probable cost of a piece of work made by a person undertaking to do the work
An inspired guess or presentiment.
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  1. An inspired guess or presentiment.
  2. A successful guess or intuitive perception
  3. The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency.
The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
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  1. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
  2. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
  3. The act or an instance of suspecting guilt, a wrong, harmfulness, etc. with little or no supporting evidence
A hypothetical proposition, especially one put forth without proof.
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  1. A hypothetical proposition, especially one put forth without proof.
  2. A formal and lengthy research paper, esp. a work of original research written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree
  3. A dissertation advancing an original point of view as a result of research, especially as a requirement for an academic degree.
The process of making guesses.
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  1. The process of making guesses.
  2. An estimate, judgment or opinion made by guessing, from limited information.
  3. A judgment, result, etc. arrived at by guessing
An urban encumbrance prohibiting the building of anything that would obstruct a person’s view from his or her window.
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  1. An urban encumbrance prohibiting the building of anything that would obstruct a person’s view from his or her window.
  2. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle:
  3. An individual and personal perception, judgment, or interpretation; an opinion:
Anything believed or accepted as true; esp., a creed, doctrine, or tenet
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  1. Anything believed or accepted as true; esp., a creed, doctrine, or tenet
  2. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
  3. The state of believing; conviction or acceptance that certain things are true or real
The act of taking to or upon oneself:
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  1. The act of taking to or upon oneself:
  2. Something taken for granted or accepted as true without proof; a supposition:
  3. The act of taking for granted:
Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition.
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  1. Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition.
  2. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
  3. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
(Logic) Something self-evident that can be assumed as the basis of an argument
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  1. (Logic) Something self-evident that can be assumed as the basis of an argument
The sport or pursuit, such as boxing, engaging the interest of such a group.
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  1. The sport or pursuit, such as boxing, engaging the interest of such a group.
  2. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
  3. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.
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  1. The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.
  2. The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.
  3. A conclusion or opinion arrived at by inferring
The last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
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  1. The last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
  2. The result or outcome of an act or process:
  3. (Law) The findings of a court as to the existence of an alleged fact or the application of a particular law
The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.
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  1. The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.
  2. A conclusion reached by this process.
  3. (Logic) The process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the stated premises; inference by reasoning from the general to the specific.
A conclusion reached by this process.
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  1. A conclusion reached by this process.
  2. (Physics) The act or process by which an electric or magnetic effect is produced in an electrical conductor or magnetizable body when it is exposed to the influence or variation of a field of force
  3. (Logic) The process of deriving general principles from particular facts or instances.
An estimate based on a guess or conjecture
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  1. An estimate based on a guess or conjecture
  2. (Informal) An estimate that is hardly any better than a guess, often because it is based on insufficient or unreliable data.
A guess based on little or no evidence
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  1. A guess based on little or no evidence
  2. (Idiomatic) A guess, attempt, or choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge.
  3. Any attempt that must depend mainly upon luck to succeed
A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. To make a conclusion or inference based upon such evidence.
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  1. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. To make a conclusion or inference based upon such evidence.
  2. To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess:
  3. To arrive at or propose by conjecture; guess
To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
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  1. To constitute reasonable evidence for assuming; appear to prove:
  2. To venture without authority or permission; dare:
  3. To take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare (to say or do something); venture
To conclude or decide from something known or assumed; derive by reasoning; draw as a conclusion
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  1. To conclude or decide from something known or assumed; derive by reasoning; draw as a conclusion
  2. (Obs.) To bring on or about; cause; induce
  3. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose
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  1. To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose
  2. A person believed to have committed a crime and who is, therefore, being investigated by the police. A person believed to have committed a crime and who is, therefore, being investigated by the police. Having a slight belief or a vague idea but not a knowledge that something happened or that someone did something.
  3. To consider (a person) guilty without proof:
To engage in a course of reasoning often based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or theorize.
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  1. To engage in a course of reasoning often based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or theorize.
  2. To buy or sell stocks, commodities, land, etc., usually in the face of higher than ordinary risk, hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price; also, to take part in any risky venture on the chance of making huge profits
  3. To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
To suppose; guess; think
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  1. To suppose; guess; think
  2. To form a mental picture or image of:
  3. To have a notion of or about without adequate foundation; fancy or believe:
To formulate theories or a theory; speculate.
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  1. To formulate theories or a theory; speculate.
  2. To formulate theories, especially about some specific subject
  3. To form a theory or theories; speculate
To state as an opinion.
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  1. To state as an opinion.
  2. To express an opinion:
To assert as a hypothesis.
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  1. To assert as a hypothesis.
  2. To form a hypothesis.
  3. To assume; suppose
To affirm as a quality, attribute, or property of a person or thing
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  1. To affirm as a quality, attribute, or property of a person or thing
  2. To affirm or base (something) on or upon given facts, arguments, conditions, etc.
  3. To base or establish (a statement or action, for example):
To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand:
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  1. To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand:
  2. To mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration
  3. To offer for consideration or action; propose:
To be or seem important or prominent:
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  1. To be or seem important or prominent:
  2. To represent in definite form; give a shape to
  3. To represent mentally; imagine
To find out by intuition
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  1. To find out by intuition
  2. To guess or know by inspiration or intuition:
  3. To use a divining rod
To count; figure up; compute
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  1. To count; figure up; compute
  2. To consider as being; regard as:
  3. (Chiefly Southern & South Midland) To think or conclude:
To count, depend, or rely on someone or something:
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  1. To count, depend, or rely on someone or something:
  2. (Dial.) To think, suppose, guess, etc.
  3. To perform a mathematical process; figure:
To have the fortune, good or bad
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  1. To have the fortune, good or bad
  2. To take the risk or hazard of:
  3. To leave to chance; risk
To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
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  1. To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
  2. To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
  3. To do or go at some risk
To consider to be probable or likely:
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  1. To consider to be probable or likely:
  2. To imagine; conjecture.
  3. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
To act presumptuously or take unwarranted advantage of something:
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  1. To act presumptuously or take unwarranted advantage of something:
  2. To venture without authority or permission; dare:
  3. To take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare (to say or do something); venture
To form a mental picture or image of:
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  1. To form a mental picture or image of:
  2. To have a notion of or about without adequate foundation; fancy or believe:
  3. To suppose; guess; think
To look for and find excuse or occasion for (a quarrel or fight)
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  1. To look for and find excuse or occasion for (a quarrel or fight)
  2. To choose; select; cull
  3. To provoke:
To make a selection; choose
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  1. To make a selection; choose
  2. To take as a choice from among several; pick out.
  3. To choose or pick out from among others, as for excellence, desirability, etc.
A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. To make a conclusion or inference based upon such evidence.
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  1. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. A conclusion or inference based upon incomplete or uncertain evidence. To make a conclusion or inference based upon such evidence.
  2. To arrive at or propose by conjecture; guess
  3. To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess:
To indicate indirectly; imply
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  1. To indicate indirectly; imply
  2. (Obs.) To bring on or about; cause; induce
  3. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
To engage in a course of reasoning often based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or theorize.
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  1. To engage in a course of reasoning often based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or theorize.
  2. To buy or sell stocks, commodities, land, etc., usually in the face of higher than ordinary risk, hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price; also, to take part in any risky venture on the chance of making huge profits
  3. To think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
To imagine; conjecture.
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  1. To imagine; conjecture.
  2. To consider to be probable or likely:
  3. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
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  1. To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
  2. To conjecture, to opine or to posit with contestable premises.
  3. To imagine or infer (something) without conclusive evidence; conjecture; guess
An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
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  1. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
  2. An inference, theory, or prediction based on guesswork; guess
  3. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
The process of making guesses.
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  1. The process of making guesses.
  2. An estimate, judgment or opinion made by guessing, from limited information.
  3. A judgment, result, etc. arrived at by guessing
A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
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  1. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
  2. A thought or conjecture
  3. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
The act of supposing.
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  1. The act of supposing.
  2. Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
An idea or opinion formed from evidence that is neither positive nor conclusive; conjecture; guess
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  1. An idea or opinion formed from evidence that is neither positive nor conclusive; conjecture; guess
  2. Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess.
  3. Reflection; thought; posit.

Synonym Study

  • Surmise implies a conjecturing through mere intuition or imagination she surmised the truth
  • To conjecture is to infer or predict from incomplete or uncertain evidence I cannot conjecture what his plans are
  • 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
Find another word for guess. In this page you can discover 77 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for guess, like: association of ideas, surmise, conjecture, surmise, supposition, theory, hypothesis, presupposition, presumption, opinion and postulate.