verb[reporting verb] formal
Hold and state as one’s opinion: [with direct speech]: “The man is a genius,” he opined [with clause]: the critic opined that the most exciting musical moment occurred when the orchestra struck up the national anthem
More example sentences
- C.P. Scott, Manchester Guardian editor from 1872 to 1929, will always be in journalism's pantheon for opining that ‘comment is free, but facts are sacred’.
- More seriously, Jenny opines that the reason there are fewer women on the comedy circuit is that it is just not geared to women's lives.
- Mrs Rainy Day opined that the observing of birthdays is primarily a matter for children, not for adults.
suggest, say, declare, observe, comment, remark, submit, put forward;
contend, be convinced;
think, believe, consider, maintain, be of the opinion, imagine, reckon, guess, assume, presume, take it, suppose, reason
Late Middle English: from Latin opinari 'think, believe'.
Words that rhyme with opinealign, assign, benign, brine, chine, cline, combine, condign, confine, consign, dine, divine, dyne, enshrine, entwine, fine, frontline, hardline, interline, intertwine, kine, Klein, line, Main, malign, mine, moline, nine, on-line, outshine, pine, Rhein, Rhine, shine, shrine, sign, sine, spine, spline, stein, Strine, swine, syne, thine, tine, trine, twine, Tyne, underline, undermine, vine, whine, wine
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