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Synonyms for surmise
sərˈmaɪz; ˈsɜr maɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

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

  2. surmise(verb)

    infer from incomplete evidence


  3. suspect, surmise(verb)

    imagine to be the case or true or probable

    "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"

    suspect, distrust, mistrust

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. surmise(v)

    To doubt is to lack conviction. Incompleteness of evidence may compel one to doubt, or some perverse bias of mind may incline him to. Distrust may express simply a lack of confidence; as, I distrust my own judgment; or it may be nearly equivalent to suspect; as, I distrusted that man from the start. Mistrust and suspect imply that one is almost assured of positive evil; one may distrust himself or others; he suspects others. Mistrust is now rarely, if ever, used of persons, but only of motives, intentions, etc. Distrust is always serious; mistrust is often used playfully. Compare SUPPOSE. Compare synonyms for DOUBT, n.

    distrust, doubt, doubt, mistrust, suspect

    believe, confide in, depend on, depend upon, rely on, rely upon, trust

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. surmise(v)

    suspect, imagine, conjecture, guess, fancy, presume, suppose

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. surmise(v. a.)

    imagine, suspect, conjecture, suppose, guess, divine, fancy, believe, think, presume

  2. surmise(n.)

    conjecture, suspicion, supposition, guess

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. surmise(n)

    supposition, conjecture, guess, suspicion

  2. surmise(v)

    suppose, conjecture, suspect, guess, opine

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How to use surmise in a sentence?

  1. Craig Pirrong:

    I would surmise that in say five years there will be robust derivatives markets in LNG.

  2. Omar Khayyám:

    Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.

  3. Meghan McCain:

    My little sister Bridget, for the first time ever, has decided that she wants to speak out. She's very, very private. ... Anyone who knows anything about political history could probably surmise why she's chosen to lead a very private life, but she felt inclined to say and tweet this, it's very brave of her -- she's young and she does not speak publicly.

  4. Yuri Lapshin:

    The hydrotechnical structure was built in a makeshift way, as I surmise, in violation of all conceivable and inconceivable standards.

Translations for surmise

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  • حدسArabic
  • vermuten, Mutmaßung, mutmaßen, VermutungGerman
  • conjeturar, suponer, presumirSpanish
  • انگاشت, گمان, اندیشه, پندار, بازتاب, گمان بردنPersian
  • ennakkoluulo, ajatus, otaksuma, olettaa, oletus, otaksuaFinnish
  • supposer, présumer, suspecterFrench
  • feltételezés, sejtésHungarian
  • supporreItalian
  • vermoeden, gissenDutch
  • предположение, подозрениеRussian
  • gissa, förmodaSwedish

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