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in·tu·it

 (ĭn-to͞o′ĭt, -tyo͞o′-)
tr.v. in·tu·it·ed, in·tu·it·ing, in·tu·its
To know or understand by intuition: "The child bore his infirmity bravely ... yet may have intuited that his days were numbered" (Virginia Spencer Carr).

[Back-formation from intuition.]
Usage Note: Intuit is a good example of a verb that was once considered objectionable but has since become so familiar as to be unremarkable. In our 1988 survey, only 34 percent of the Usage Panel accepted it in Dermot often intuits my feelings about things long before I am really aware of them myself. This weakness of acceptance has been attributed to the verb's status as a back-formation from intuition, since back-formations like incent and surveil are often viewed as trendy or jargony. As a verb, intuit has been in existence as long as other back-formations, such as diagnose (from diagnosis), that have worked their way into the standard vocabulary. Although resistance to intuit lasted longer than that of many back-formation verbs, the word has shaken off its stigma. In our 2005 survey, 80 percent of the Panel accepted the sentence that had made so many Panelists uneasy 17 years before.

intuit

(ɪnˈtjuːɪt)
vb
to know or discover by intuition
inˈtuitable adj

in•tu•it

(ɪnˈtu ɪt, -ˈtyu-)

v.t., v.i.
to know by intuition.
[1770–80; back formation from intuition]
in•tu′it•a•ble, adj.

intuit


Past participle: intuited
Gerund: intuiting

Imperative
intuit
intuit
Present
I intuit
you intuit
he/she/it intuits
we intuit
you intuit
they intuit
Preterite
I intuited
you intuited
he/she/it intuited
we intuited
you intuited
they intuited
Present Continuous
I am intuiting
you are intuiting
he/she/it is intuiting
we are intuiting
you are intuiting
they are intuiting
Present Perfect
I have intuited
you have intuited
he/she/it has intuited
we have intuited
you have intuited
they have intuited
Past Continuous
I was intuiting
you were intuiting
he/she/it was intuiting
we were intuiting
you were intuiting
they were intuiting
Past Perfect
I had intuited
you had intuited
he/she/it had intuited
we had intuited
you had intuited
they had intuited
Future
I will intuit
you will intuit
he/she/it will intuit
we will intuit
you will intuit
they will intuit
Future Perfect
I will have intuited
you will have intuited
he/she/it will have intuited
we will have intuited
you will have intuited
they will have intuited
Future Continuous
I will be intuiting
you will be intuiting
he/she/it will be intuiting
we will be intuiting
you will be intuiting
they will be intuiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intuiting
you have been intuiting
he/she/it has been intuiting
we have been intuiting
you have been intuiting
they have been intuiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intuiting
you will have been intuiting
he/she/it will have been intuiting
we will have been intuiting
you will have been intuiting
they will have been intuiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intuiting
you had been intuiting
he/she/it had been intuiting
we had been intuiting
you had been intuiting
they had been intuiting
Conditional
I would intuit
you would intuit
he/she/it would intuit
we would intuit
you would intuit
they would intuit
Past Conditional
I would have intuited
you would have intuited
he/she/it would have intuited
we would have intuited
you would have intuited
they would have intuited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intuit - know or grasp by intuition or feeling
apprehend, comprehend, get the picture, grok, savvy, grasp, compass, dig - get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

intuit

verb
To be intuitively aware of:
Idioms: feel in one's bones, get vibrations.
Translations

intuit

[ɪnˈtjʊɪt] VT (esp US) → intuir

intuit

vt (form) thoughtintuitiv erahnen
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