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English definition of “surmise”


verb [T] uk   /ˈsə.maɪz/ us    /sɚ-/ formal
to guess something, without having much or any proof: [+ (that)] The police surmise (that) the robbers have fled the country.Guessing, supposing and suspecting


noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsə.maɪz/ us    /sɚ-/ formal
a guess: My surmise turned out to be right. The article is pure surmise and innuendo.Guesses and assumptions
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