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v. sur·mised, sur·mis·ing, sur·mis·es
1. To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess: "In another pocket he came across what he surmised in the dark were pennies, erroneously, however, as it turned out" (James Joyce).
2. To say (something) as a guess or conjecture.
To make a guess or conjecture.
An idea or opinion based on insufficiently conclusive evidence; a conjecture.
[Middle English surmisen, to accuse, from Old French surmise, feminine past participle of surmettre : sur-, sur- + mettre, to put (from Latin mittere).]
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(when tr, may take a clause as object) to infer (something) from incomplete or uncertain evidence
an idea inferred from inconclusive evidence. Also (rare): surmisal
[C15: from Old French, from surmettre to accuse, from Latin supermittere to throw over, from super- + mittere to send]
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sur•mise(sərˈmaɪz; n. also ˈsɜr maɪz)
v. -mised, -mis•ing,
1. to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.v.i.
2. to conjecture or guess.n.
3. an idea or thought of something as being possible or likely; conjecture.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French surmis(e), Middle French, n. use of past participle of surmettre < Medieval Latin supermittere to impute, surmise]
syn: See guess.
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Past participle: surmised
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|Noun||1.||surmise - 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
|Verb||1.||surmise - infer from incomplete evidence|
|2.||surmise - imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"|
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surmise[sɜːrˈmaɪz] vt (= infer) to surmise (that) ... → présumer que ...
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surmise[n ˈsɜːmaɪz or sɜːˈmaɪz; vb sɜːˈmaɪz]
1. n → congettura
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