- 1[transitive] divine what, whether, etc… | divine something (formal) to find out something by guessing She could divine what he was thinking just by looking at him. They had quickly divined that he was a fraud.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] divine (something) to search for underground water using a stick in the shape of a Y, called a divining rod Word Originverb late Middle English: from Old French deviner
BrE BrE//dɪˈvaɪn//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvaɪn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they divine
BrE BrE//dɪˈvaɪn//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvaɪn//he / she / it divines
BrE BrE//dɪˈvaɪnz//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvaɪnz//past simple divined
BrE BrE//dɪˈvaɪnd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvaɪnd//past participle divined
BrE BrE//dɪˈvaɪnd//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvaɪnd//-ing form divining
BrE BrE//dɪˈvaɪnɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvaɪnɪŋ//