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guess

guess

 
 
pronunciation:
ges
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: guessed, guesses, guessing
definition 1: to form an opinion of without enough evidence to be certain.
Guess how much money I spent on this suit!I guessed his height to be around six feet.
synonyms:
conjecture, reckon, surmise
similar words:
divine, figure, infer, postulate, suppose
definition 2: to figure out correctly without strong supporting evidence.
Somehow I just guessed the answer, and that's how I passed the test.
synonyms:
divine, reckon, surmise
similar words:
figure, infer, suppose
definition 3: to think or believe without absolute knowledge of the facts; suppose.
I don't know for sure, but I guess that it's about twenty miles to the next town.He didn't say, but I'd guess he'll be back around six o'clock.
synonyms:
believe, expect, fancy, figure, imagine, reckon, suppose, think
similar words:
anticipate, assume, calculate, postulate, suspect
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to form an estimate (often fol. by at).
She could only guess at the man's age.
synonyms:
conjecture, estimate, hypothesize, reckon, speculate, suppose, surmise
similar words:
calculate, figure, infer
definition 2: to estimate correctly.
Yes, it's my birthday today! How did you guess?
synonyms:
divine, reckon, surmise
similar words:
calculate, estimate, figure, infer
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part of speech: noun
definition: an estimate or opinion based on little or no evidence.
It was a good guess, but it was still incorrect.It was a lucky guess on that last word, but she was still happy to win the spelling bee.
synonyms:
conjecture, speculation, surmise
similar words:
assumption, estimate, hypothesis, inference, opinion, postulate, supposition
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