surmise - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/sə(r)ˈmaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theysurmise
he/she/itsurmises
present participlesurmising
past tensesurmised
past participlesurmised
  1. to guess that something is true, when you do not have enough information to prove that it is true

    He surmised that her flight was delayed.

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derived word

surmise

 

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noun [countable/uncountable]
singularsurmise
pluralsurmises