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conjecture

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of conjecture

  1. an opinion or judgment based on little or no evidence <the many conjectures about the true identity of Jack the Ripper> Synonyms guess, shot, supposition, surmise Related Words hypothesis, hypothetical, theory, thesis; dead reckoning, guessing, guesswork, speculation; hunch, intuition; belief, faith Phrases shot in the dark




conjecture

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conjecture

  1. 1 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <he conjectured that the theater could seat 1000 people more or less> Synonyms calculate, call, estimate, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, supposeRelated Words conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

  2. 2 to form an opinion from little or no evidence <you're only conjecturing that he was the culprit> Synonyms assume, guess, daresay, imagine, presume, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect, suspicion [chiefly dialect]Related Words conclude, deduce, gather, infer; hypothecate, hypothesize, theorize; believe, conceive, expect, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], take, thinkNear Antonyms demonstrate, document, establish, prove, substantiate, validate; ascertain, determine, find out, learn





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