in·​tu·​it | \ in-ˈtü-ət How to pronounce intuit (audio) , -ˈtyü- \
intuited; intuiting; intuits

Definition of intuit

transitive verb

: to know, sense, or understand by intuition

Other Words from intuit

intuitable \ in-​ˈtü-​ə-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce intuit (audio) , -​ˈtyü-​ \ adjective

Examples of intuit in a Sentence

He was able to intuit the answer immediately. She intuited a connection between the two crimes.
Recent Examples on the Web More than her elders, Darah Lady seemed to intuit the nuance of deforestation. Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2021 How is the person able to intuit whether someone will drink or dump water? Womensmedia, Forbes, 2 Oct. 2021 Dog puppies can intuit human meanings, whereas wolf puppies cannot. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 28 Sep. 2021 The math is more confusing now, a little harder to intuit. Gregory Barber, Wired, 8 Aug. 2021 Nilofar, now eight, could intuit the rhythms of wartime. Anand Gopal, The New Yorker, 6 Sep. 2021 And finance leaders no longer have to wait for monthly reconciliations to see what employees have spent, or try to intuit what the nitty-gritty details mean in the larger business context. Robin Gandhi, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 The creators of to-do apps all intuit the challenge of the Zeigarnik effect. Clive Thompson, Wired, 27 July 2021 Le Van Hung stepped with a mix of angst and hope from his weathered house under coconut palms on Vietnam’s central coast, around the clucking chickens and up the short path to intuit the waves, the sky, the sun. Patrick Scott Peter Kujawinski Elaine Sciolino Tacey Rychter Sui-lee Wee Charu Suri, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of intuit

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Intuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of intuit

: to know or understand (something) because of what you feel or sense rather than because of evidence : to know or understand (something) through intuition

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