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o·pine

 (ō-pīn′)
v. o·pined, o·pin·ing, o·pines
v.tr.
To state as an opinion.
v.intr.
To express an opinion: opined on the defendant's testimony.

[Middle English opinen, from Old French opiner, from Latin opīnārī, to suppose.]

opine

(əʊˈpaɪn)
vb
(when tr, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinion: he opined that it was all a mistake.
[C16: from Latin opīnārī]

o•pine

(oʊˈpaɪn)

v. o•pined, o•pin•ing. v.t.
1. to express as an opinion.
v.i.
2. to express opinions.
[1575–85; < Latin opīnārī to think]

opine


Past participle: opined
Gerund: opining

Imperative
opine
opine
Present
I opine
you opine
he/she/it opines
we opine
you opine
they opine
Preterite
I opined
you opined
he/she/it opined
we opined
you opined
they opined
Present Continuous
I am opining
you are opining
he/she/it is opining
we are opining
you are opining
they are opining
Present Perfect
I have opined
you have opined
he/she/it has opined
we have opined
you have opined
they have opined
Past Continuous
I was opining
you were opining
he/she/it was opining
we were opining
you were opining
they were opining
Past Perfect
I had opined
you had opined
he/she/it had opined
we had opined
you had opined
they had opined
Future
I will opine
you will opine
he/she/it will opine
we will opine
you will opine
they will opine
Future Perfect
I will have opined
you will have opined
he/she/it will have opined
we will have opined
you will have opined
they will have opined
Future Continuous
I will be opining
you will be opining
he/she/it will be opining
we will be opining
you will be opining
they will be opining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been opining
you have been opining
he/she/it has been opining
we have been opining
you have been opining
they have been opining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been opining
you will have been opining
he/she/it will have been opining
we will have been opining
you will have been opining
they will have been opining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been opining
you had been opining
he/she/it had been opining
we had been opining
you had been opining
they had been opining
Conditional
I would opine
you would opine
he/she/it would opine
we would opine
you would opine
they would opine
Past Conditional
I would have opined
you would have opined
he/she/it would have opined
we would have opined
you would have opined
they would have opined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.opine - express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation; "John spoke up at the meeting"
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
editorialise, editorialize - insert personal opinions into an objective statement
2.opine - 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"

opine

verb (Formal) suggest, say, think, believe, judge, suppose, declare, conclude, venture, volunteer, imply, intimate, presume, conjecture, surmise, ween (poetic), give as your opinion `He's probably just tired,' she opined.

opine

verb
To have an opinion:
Informal: figure, judge.
Idiom: be of the opinion.
Translations
opīnor

opine

[əʊˈpaɪn] VIopinar

opine

vt (liter)dafürhalten (geh), → meinen

opine

[əʊˈpaɪn] vt (frm) (old) → opinare
References in classic literature ?
When, as I opine, in the course of time, the true nature of spermaceti became known, its original name was still retained by the dealers; no doubt to enhance its value by a notion so strangely significant of its scarcity.
I would I knew what the Rabbi Jacob Ben Tudela would opine on it,'' replied Isaac; ``nevertheless, the good youth must not bleed to death.
No doubt she will opine that it is all your fault, dearest, and that I have behaved admirably.
It is difficult to believe that he walks to the Kensington Gardens; he always seems to have alighted there: and were I to scatter crumbs I opine he would come and peck.
I could but opine that the impending parting at Naples sat heavily on his spirit.
And may we not say that the mind of the one who knows has knowledge, and that the mind of the other, who opines only, has opinion
Silas looks as hard at his one leg as he can in the dim light, and after a pause sulkily opines 'that it must be the fault of the other people.
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