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What does "Surmise" mean?

Definition

(n.) A thought, imagination, or conjecture, which is based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess; as, the surmisses of jealousy or of envy (n.) Reflection; thought (v. t.) To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess


Synonyms conjecture, hypothesis, guess, suspect, speculation, supposition


Example: "I surmised that the butler did it"


Word Family surmised, surmises, surmising