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Synonyms for guess
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis(noun)

    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 reckoning(verb)

    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, guess(verb)

    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, hazard(verb)

    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, judge(verb)

    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, infer(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. guess(noun)

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

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

  2. guess(verb)

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

  3. guess(verb)

    Synonyms:
    hypothesize, take a stab

  4. guess(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. guess(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, divine, surmise, suspect, mistrust

  2. guess(v. n.)

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

  3. guess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, divine

  4. guess(n.)

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, surmise, supposition

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    suppose, devine, think, imagine, assume, presume, guessing, believe, assumes, -guess, bet, reckon

How to pronounce guess?

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Veena
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