Synonyms for guess
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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes
A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.
To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly.
He who guesses the riddle shall have the ring.
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes
guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesisnoun
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoningverb
an estimate based on little or no information
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
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"
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
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"
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
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judgeverb
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
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
guess correctly; solve by guessing
"He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
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I can't bring myself to say, 'Well, I guess I'll be toddling along.' It isn't that I can't toddle. It's just that I can't guess I'll toddle.
The bean number came pretty close to the average trade guess, but people out there had a 'fear number' that was 2.5 to 3 million acres higher than the average trade guess, when that fear wasn't realized, they considered it bullish.
It doesn't concern me. What is science? Science is an educated guess, what if they guess wrong? There's just as much chance as them to be wrong as there is for them to be right.
To get anywhere, or even live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.
And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I‘m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, of a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.
Translations for guess
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- يخمن, خمنArabic
- conjetura, endevinar, obtenir, suposarCatalan, Valencian
- hádat, předpokládat, odhad, uhádnoutCzech
- schätzen, erraten, raten, VermutungGerman
- μάλλον, μαντεύω, εικασία, υποθέτωGreek
- conjeturar, conjetura, adivinar, suponer, deducirSpanish
- arvata, arvausFinnish
- conjecture, déduire, supposer, devinerFrench
- ergjeWestern Frisian
- tomhais, barail, tuairmse, tomhasScottish Gaelic
- geta, giskaIcelandic
- congettura, indovinareItalian
- 察する, 推測, 憶測, 当てる, 言い当てるJapanese
- 추측, 推測Korean
- poneo, facio, fingere, sumere, divinoLatin
- agak, anggarMalay
- raden, veronderstellen, denk, gissen, veronderstelling, gissing, gokDutch
- gjeteNorwegian Nynorsk
- gjetning, gjette, gissaNorwegian
- zgadnąć, odgadnąć, przypuszczaćPolish
- adivinhar, suposiçãoPortuguese
- presupune, bănuiRomanian
- угадывать, отгадать, полагать, отгадывать, угадать, догадка, догадываться, догадатьсяRussian
- pretpostavljati, valjdaSerbo-Croatian
- gissning, förmoda, tro, gissaSwedish
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