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guess

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of guess

  1. an opinion or judgment based on little or no evidence <if you don't know the answer for sure, just make a guess> Synonyms conjecture, shot, supposition, surmiseRelated Words hypothesis, hypothetical, theory, thesis; dead reckoning, guessing, guesswork, speculation; hunch, intuition; belief, faith


guess

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of guess

  1. 1 to form an opinion from little or no evidence <though she does not speak with an accent, I would still guess that she is a foreigner> Synonyms assume, conjecture, 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, think Near Antonyms demonstrate, document, establish, prove, substantiate, validate; ascertain, determine, find out, learn

  2. 2 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement <I would guess the road goes for about two miles before you have to take a left> Synonyms calculate, call, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), estimate, judge, make, place, put, reckon, supposeRelated Words conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

  3. 3 to have as an opinion <I never would have guessed that she was capable of such a terrible thing> Synonyms allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, figure, believe, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkRelated Words regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject


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