intuit

verb

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

transitive verb

: to know, sense, or understand by intuition
intuitable 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 Maybe we’re meant to intuit that Jason’s timing has always sucked. Chris Klimek, Vulture, 8 May 2024 The narrative structure is simple and logical in this regard — these images are connected enough in story and concept that these factual clues become easy to intuit — but what remains uncertain is the thematic nature of this visual connection. Siddhant Adlakha, Vulture, 26 Jan. 2024 Readers of political thrillers may intuit early on the resolution of the deadly duel between two opposing spies—a gorgeous female CIA operative and an irresistibly charming male officer in Cuba’s Intelligence Directorate. Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2021 His receipt of the prestigious Bollingen Prize, in 1959, for a book of new and selected poems, seems like a high point, but Schwartz probably intuited that the prize was awarded less out of admiration than pity. Maggie Doherty, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for intuit 

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intuit was in 1855

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“Intuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intuit. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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