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opine

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Pronunciation: /ə(ʊ)ˈpʌɪn
 
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Definition of opine in English:

verb

[reporting verb] formal
Hold and state as one’s opinion: [with direct speech]: ‘The man is a genius,’ he opined [with clause]: the headmistress opined that the outing would make a nice change for Flora
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.
Synonyms
suggest, submit, advance, propose, venture, volunteer, put forward, moot, propound, posit, air, hazard, say, declare, observe, comment, remark;
think, believe, consider, maintain, imagine, be of the view, be of the opinion, reckon, guess, estimate, conjecture, fancy, suspect, feel, have a/the feeling, assume, presume, take it, suppose, expect, gather;
contend, be convinced, be of the conviction, reason, deduce, conclude, theorize, hypothesize, take as a hypothesis
North American informal allow
archaic ween

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin opinari 'think, believe'.

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