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English definition of “opine”

opine

verb [T]     /əʊˈpaɪn/ US  /oʊ-/ formal
to express an opinion : [+ speech] Power grows from the barrel of a gun , opined Mao. [+ that] Ernest Rutherford opined that his work on radioactive substances would be of little or no practical use.Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
(Definition of opine verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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