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If you guess that something is true, you decide that it is probably true.
You also use guess to say that someone finds the correct answer to a problem or question without knowing that it is correct.
In conversation, you can say I guess when you think that something is true or likely.
You can use I guess so in conversation as an informal way of answering yes. Don't say 'I guess it'.
You can use I guess not in conversation as an informal way of answering no, or of answering yes to a negative question.
Past participle: guessed
|Noun||1.||guess - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence|
opinion, view - a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
divination - successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
|2.||guess - an estimate based on little or no information|
|Verb||1.||guess - expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"|
anticipate, expect - regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
suspect - hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
|2.||guess - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"|
forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
suspect, surmise - imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"
speculate - talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"
|3.||guess - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"|
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
quantise, quantize - approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
misgauge - gauge something incorrectly or improperly
give - estimate the duration or outcome of something; "He gave the patient three months to live"; "I gave him a very good chance at success"
lowball, underestimate - make a deliberately low estimate; "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"
assess - estimate the value of (property) for taxation; "Our house hasn't been assessed in years"
make - calculate as being; "I make the height about 100 feet"
truncate - approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one; "truncate a series"
guesstimate - estimate based on a calculation
|4.||guess - guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"|
figure out, puzzle out, solve, lick, work out, work - find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
tell - discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"
estimate know, show, prove, be sure, be certain
estimate fact, certainty
"The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work" [Jerome S. Bruner The Process of Education]
"I never guess. It is a shocking habit - destructive to the logical faculty" [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of Four]
to make/have a guess → adivinar
have a guess; I'll give you three guesses → a ver si lo adivinas
at a (rough) guess → a ojo
my guess is that → yo creo que ...
it's anybody's guess → ¿quién sabe?
your guess is as good as mine! → ¡vete a saber!
guess what! → ¡a que no lo adivinas!
guess who! → ¡a ver si adivinas quién soy!
I guessed as much → me lo suponía
you've guessed it! → ¡has acertado!
I never guessed it was so big → nunca supuse que fuera tan grande
I guessed him to be about 20 → le eché unos 20 años
you'll never guess → no lo adivinarás nunca
he's just guessing → no hace más que especular
to keep sb guessing → mantener a algn a la expectativa
to guess at sth → intentar adivinar algo
all that time we never guessed → en todo ese tiempo no lo sospechábamos
Guess! → Devine!
to guess wrong → se tromper
Janice guessed wrong → Janice s'est trompée.
to keep sb guessing → laisser qn dans le doute, laisser qn dans l'incertitude
to keep sb guessing about sth → laisser qn dans le doute au sujet de qch, laisser qn dans l'incertitude au sujet de qch, tenir qn en haleine au sujet de qch
I had already guessed the identity of her companion → J'avais déjà deviné qui était son compagnon.
Can you guess what it is? → Devine ce que c'est!
to guess how many ... → estimer combien ...
Guess how much I paid for this → Devine combien je l'ai payé.
to guess sth to be ... → estimer qch à ...
Guess what I did last night! → Devine ce que j'ai fait hier soir!
Guess who! → Devine qui c'est!
You'll never guess who → Tu ne devineras jamais qui ...
It's just a guess → C'est une simple supposition.
to make a guess → essayer de deviner
to make a guess at sth → essayer de deviner qch
to take a guess, to have a guess → essayer de deviner
Have a guess! → Devine!
anyone's guess (= impossible to say)
Why it happened is anyone's guess → Personne ne sait pourquoi c'est arrivé.
to make a wild guess → risquer une hypothèse
at a guess → au jugé
to take or make or have a guess → cercare di indovinare, provare a indovinare
at a (rough) guess → a occhio e croce
my guess is that ... → suppongo che...
it's anybody's guess → Dio solo (lo) sa
your guess is as good as mine → ne so quanto te