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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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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 20 Apr. 2024.

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