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surmise

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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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Etymology

From Old French surmis, past participle of surmettre ("to accuse") from sur- ("upon") + mettre ("to put") from Latin mittere ("to send").

Pronunciation

  • Noun:
  • (RP): IPA: /ˈsɜːmaɪz/
  • Verb:
  • (RP): IPA: /sɜːˈmaɪz/

Noun

Singular
surmise

Plural
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surmise ({{{1}}})
  1. Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess; as, surmises of jealousy or of envy.
  2. Reflection; thought; posit.

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Verb

Infinitive
to surmise

Third person singular
surmis

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to surmise (third-person singular simple present surmis, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To conjecture, to opine or to posit with contestable premises.

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