surmise Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “surmise” in the English Dictionary

"surmise" in British English

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surmiseverb [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.

surmisenoun [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.
(Definition of surmise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surmise" in American English

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surmiseverb [T]

 us   /sərˈmɑɪz/
to ​decide that something is ​true without having ​completeinformation or ​proof: [+ (that) clause] I ​quickly surmised (that) my ​dinnercompanion was something of a ​bore.
(Definition of surmise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surmise”
in Chinese (Simplified) 推测,猜测,臆测…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推測,猜測,臆測…
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