intuit

verb
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 Several years ago, the horror film Countdown imagined an app that was able to intuit, down to the second, the time of a person’s death, with the user agreement serving as a deal with the devil. Meghan O'gieblyn, Wired, 6 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use of intuit

1855, in the meaning defined above

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8 Apr 2022

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“Intuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intuit. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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