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

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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 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, "A Year Without Travel," 7 Mar. 2021 Basic elemental reactions are effects that everyone can intuit. Jeremy Signor, Wired, "Why Do Exploding Barrels Make Video Games So Much More Fun?," 18 Jan. 2021 Throughout this process, Ram Singh stays on his toes, hopping between the still and pot, testing the water temperature with his hands, and listening to the hiss of steam to intuit whether to feed more wood into the fire. Travel, "This ancient town is the perfume capital of India," 4 Jan. 2021 Using imaging technology, structural biologists can intuit the contours of a virus and its proteins, then reproduce those structures to make more effective vaccines. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, "The Plague Year," 28 Dec. 2020 No one was really able to intuit these reverse scenarios. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, "How Christopher Nolan pulled off the mind-blowing ‘Tenet’ car chase," 15 Dec. 2020 Reflect upon a world map to help intuit the best places for moves or visits., "Horoscope," 14 Aug. 2020 But the reader often has to intuit the logic behind his declarations. Kyle Chayka, The New Republic, "The Minimized Life," 15 May 2020 Autumn has just two friends, really — Google, which gives her the location of a real clinic in New York City and a bus schedule to get her there; and Skylar, who silently intuits her friend’s predicament and joins her on the journey. Ty Burr,, "‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ is a quietly devastating drama about the lives of young women in America," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of intuit

1855, in the meaning defined above

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8 Apr 2021

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“Intuit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of intuit

formal : 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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