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Definition of conjecture verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conjecture
    he / she / it conjectures
    past simple conjectured
    -ing form conjecturing
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  1. 1to form an opinion about something even though you do not have much information on it synonym guess
  2. 2 conjecture (about something) We can only conjecture about what was in the killer's mind. conjecture what/how, etc… We can only conjecture what was in the killer's mind conjecture that… He conjectured that the population might double in ten years. conjecture something She conjectured the existence of a completely new species. conjecture something to do something The remains are conjectured to be thousands of years old.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: conjecture

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