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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.

surmise

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.
Translations of “surmise”
in Chinese (Traditional) 推測,猜測,臆測…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推测,猜测,臆测…
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