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English definition of “guess”


verb [I/T]    /ɡes/
to give an answer to a question when you do not have all the facts and so cannot be certain if you are right : [I] I didn’t know the answer , so I had to guess. [+ (that) clause] He guessed (that) she was about 50. To guess can also mean to give the correct answer : [T] She guessed the right answer . To guess also means to think or believe : [T] My plane leaves in an hour , so I guess I’d better be going. [T] "Is he going to call you back?" "I guess so."
(Definition of guess verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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