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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)

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

  2. guess(verb)

    To reach a partly (or totally) unqualified conclusion.

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

  3. guess(verb)

    To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.

    He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.

    Synonyms:
    hypothesize, take a stab

  4. guess(verb)

    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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. guess(n)

    Synonyms:
    conjecture, surmise, supposition, speculation

  2. guess(v)

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

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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How to use guess in a sentence?

  1. Larry Legere:

    My guess is that he saw that he could outrun the storm, providing everything went right, he would have weighed all of the factors -- the weather, the condition of the ship.

  2. Samantha Grant:

    The media was getting out of hand, maybe that’s how the royals do business. And I guess as a family, we will experience that. But as a family, we’ve always been free-thinking Americans culturally raised in freedom of speech… We have our own lives and interesting stories to share.

  3. Robert Crane:

    I guess his motive might have been a rejection finally of their friendship or whatever you want to call it by my dad, my dad wanted to make some changes. He was getting divorced. He was trying to clean up his act. And maybe Carpenter couldn’t handle that… He got my dad involved in these swing parties back then… I can’t say my dad wouldn’t have done that on his own somehow, but Carpenter knew the avenues to travel and took my dad along on some of these adventures.

  4. Kevin Durant:

    I got pushed, I got up and I got ejected. I guess the refs, I guess he saw something that I dont know, but thats all right. I give them a lot of credit.

  5. Jackson Arnold:

    I was in my room, and the fire alarm goes off. I go to open my door and the sign is on fire, so it was pretty small flame I blew it out and left, i was feeling pretty mad, pissed off, I guess it was less of a scared feeling and more angry.


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