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Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess; as, surmises of jealousy or of envy
Reflection; thought; posit
To conjecture, to opine or to posit with contestable premises
to conjecture
{n} a suspicion, an imperfect notion
{v} to suspect, imagin, suppose, think
infer from incomplete evidence
Reflection; thought
{f} infer, conjecture, guess, presume
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
If you say that a particular conclusion is surmise, you mean that it is a guess based on the available evidence and you do not know for certain that it is true. It is mere surmise that Bosch had Brant's poem in mind when doing this painting His surmise proved correct. = conjecture. to guess that something is true, using the information you know already surmise that (past participle of surmetre , from supermettere , from mittere )
To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess
If you surmise that something is true, you guess it from the available evidence, although you do not know for certain. There's so little to go on, we can only surmise what happened He surmised that he had discovered one of the illegal streets
imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"
{i} guess, supposition, assumption
A thought, imagination, or conjecture, which is based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess; as, the surmisses of jealousy or of envy
Past and past participle of to surmise
plural of surmise
present participle of surmise
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