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Synonyms for guess
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Wiktionary

  1. guessverb

    Synonyms:
    hypothesis, prediction, hypothesize, take a stab, estimate

  2. guessverb

    A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.

    Synonyms:
    take a stab, hypothesize, hypothesis, estimate, prediction

  3. guessverb

    To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.

    He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.

    Synonyms:
    hypothesize, take a stab

  4. guessverb

    to suppose (introducing a proposition of uncertain plausibility).

    That album is quite hard to find, but I guess you could look online for a sample song.

    Synonyms:
    hypothesize, take a stab

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guess

    A hypothesis is a statement of what is deemed possibly true, assumed and reasoned upon as if certainly true, with a view of reaching truth not yet surely known; especially, in the sciences, a hypothesis is a comprehensive tentative explanation of certain phenomena, which is meant to include all other facts of the same class, and which is assumed as true till there has been opportunity to bring all related facts into comparison; if the hypothesis explains all the facts, it is regarded as verified; till then it is regarded as a working hypothesis, that is, one that may answer for present practical purposes. A hypothesis may be termed a comprehensive guess. A guess is a swift conclusion from data directly at hand, and held as probable or tentative, while one confessedly lacks material for absolute certainty. A conjecture is more methodical than a guess, while a supposition is still slower and more settled; a conjecture, like a guess, is preliminary and tentative; a supposition is more nearly final; a surmise is more floating and visionary, and often sinister; as, a surmise that a stranger may be a pickpocket. Theory is used of the mental coordination of facts and principles, that may or may not prove correct; a machine may be perfect in theory, but useless in fact. Scheme may be used as nearly equivalent to theory, but is more frequently applied to proposed action, and in the sense of a somewhat visionary plan. A speculation may be wholly of the brain, resting upon no facts worthy of consideration; system is the highest of these terms, having most of assurance and fixity; a system unites many facts, phenomena, or doctrines into an orderly and consistent whole; we speak of a system of theology, of the Copernican system of the universe. Compare SYSTEM.

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, hypothesis, scheme, speculation, supposition, surmise, system, theory

    Antonyms:
    certainty, demonstration, discovery, evidence, fact, proof

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. guess

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, surmise, divine, suppose, suspect, fancy, imagine

    Antonyms:
    examine, prove, investigate, establish, demonstrate, elaborate, deduce

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisnoun

    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

    Synonyms:
    possibility, conjecture, surmise, guesswork, theory, meditation, venture, supposition, dead reckoning, guessing, surmisal, supposal, assumption, hypothesis, speculation, shot

  2. guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoningverb

    an estimate based on little or no information

    Synonyms:
    stab, injection, scene, dig, stroke, barb, conjecture, surmise, gibe, shaft, guesswork, slam, crack, pellet, shooter, shooting, supposition, dead reckoning, guessing, blastoff, snap, surmisal, snapshot, hypothesis, speculation, shot, jibe

  3. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guessverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    approximate, call back, cerebrate, bet, speak out, suppose, look, reckon, hypothesise, work out, mean, view, retrieve, figure, speculate, pretend, gauge, envisage, call up, infer, judge, see, say, theorize, conjecture, depend, think, calculate, cypher, venture, intend, hypothesize, opine, recollect, speak up, hazard, imagine, compute, theorise, sound off, regard, animadvert, presuppose, recall, believe, count, hypothecate, ideate, estimate, consider, remember, cogitate, forecast, cipher, conceive, conceive of, count on

  4. guess, venture, pretend, hazardverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, run a risk, imagine, infer, opine, adventure, gauge, dissemble, make believe, gamble, sham, chance, reckon, suppose, embark, venture, estimate, affect, hazard, think, jeopardize, stake, act, take chances, approximate, profess, judge, take a chance, risk, make, feign

  5. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judgeverb

    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

    "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, pass judgment, infer, opine, gauge, figure, reckon, suppose, try, venture, estimate, judge, pronounce, hazard, imagine, label, evaluate, come close, approximate, think, calculate, forecast, count on, adjudicate

  6. guess, inferverb

    guess correctly; solve by guessing

    "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, deduct, derive, imagine, infer, opine, generalise, gauge, extrapolate, generalize, reckon, suppose, venture, estimate, hazard, think, understand, approximate, judge, deduce

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. guessverb

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, divine, surmise, suspect, mistrust

  2. guessverb

    Synonyms:
    suppose, think, believe, fancy, imagine, take it, dare say, venture to say

  3. guessverb

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, divine

  4. guessnoun

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, surmise, supposition

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. guessnoun

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, surmise, supposition, speculation

  2. guessverb

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, speculate, surmise, think, suppose, presume, apprehend, believe, daresay, opine

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How to use guess in a sentence?

  1. Adam Kinzinger:

    She stood up and kind of gave a bit of contriteness, but then it pivoted into,' they're coming after you next', at least half the room didn't of course stand up and applaud her. That's something, I guess. But you know, to see people at the end of it just be all in on Marjorie Taylor Greene. Look, I get it. She's a Republican in your mind and you want to defend her, but my goodness, look at what's been said.

  2. Thom Brennaman:

    I made a comment earlier tonight that I guess went out over the air that I am deeply ashamed of, if I have hurt anyone out there, I can't tell you how much I say from the bottom of my heart I'm so very, very sorry. I pride Thom Brennaman and think of Thom Brennaman as a man of faith.

  3. Lisa Schenzel:

    We’ve had some time to get used to the (case being solved). I guess we were in shock. Then we went through a little bit of anger, I think, because he was allowed to live his life without facing justice in this world, maybe we didn’t (get) full justice in this world, but I’m sure that he did in the next.

  4. Eric Schmidt:

    My guess is we'll have more demand for office space, not less, because people will want social distancing.

  5. Mark Clawson:

    It's surreal. I guess I just have to convince myself that I will come back, convince myself that this is going to last.


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