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Definition of surmise verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    surmise

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//sərˈmaɪz//
     
    [transitive, intransitive] surmise (something) surmise (that)… surmise what, where, etc… + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surmise
     
    he / she / it surmises
     
    past simple surmised
     
    -ing form surmising
     
     
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  1. 1to guess or suppose something using the evidence you have, without definitely knowing synonym conjecture
  2. 2 From the looks on their faces, I surmised that they had had an argument.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: surmise

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