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v. o·pined, o·pin·ing, o·pines
To state as an opinion.
To express an opinion: opined on the defendant's testimony.
[Middle English opinen, from Old French opiner, from Latin opīnārī, to suppose.]
(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]
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]
Past participle: opined
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|Verb||1.||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"
|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"