# Synonyms of conjecture

Synonym relevance

## conjecture

### noun

guessDictionary • Your assertion is merely a conjecture, not a fact.

guess • He took her pulse and made a guess at her blood pressure.

theory • There was a theory that he wanted to marry her.

speculation • I had published my speculations about the future of the universe.

assumption • They are wrong in their assumption that we are all alike.

hypothesis • Different hypotheses have been put forward.

inference • There were two inferences to be drawn from her letter.

presumption • the presumption that a defendant is innocent until proved guilty

surmise • His surmise proved correct.

theorizing

guesswork • He bases his claim on a few facts and a lot of guesswork.

supposition • There's a popular supposition that we're publicly funded.

shot in the dark

guesstimate (informal)

### verb

guessDictionary • This may or may not be true; we are all conjecturing here.

guess • I guess I'm just being paranoid.

speculate • The reader can speculate about what will happen next.

surmise • He surmised that he had discovered one of the illegal streets.

theorize • We can theorize about their minds by watching them behave.

suppose • The problem was more complex than he supposed.

imagine • I imagine you're referring to me.

assume • It is a mistake to assume that the two are similar.

fancy • She fancied he was trying to hide a smile.

infer • I inferred from what she said that you have not been well.

hypothesize

suspect • I suspect they were right.

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## Additional synonyms

assume

If you assume that something is true, you imagine that it is true, sometimes wrongly. • It is a mistake to assume that the two are similar.

presume,

think,

believe,

expect,

accept,

suppose,

imagine,

suspect,

guess (informal, US, Canadian),

take it,

fancy,

take for granted,

infer,

conjecture,

postulate (formal),

surmise,

presuppose

think,

believe,

expect,

accept,

suppose,

imagine,

suspect,

guess (informal, US, Canadian),

take it,

fancy,

take for granted,

infer,

conjecture,

postulate (formal),

surmise,

presuppose

assumption

If you make an assumption that something is true or will happen, you accept that it is true or will happen, often without any real proof. • They are wrong in their assumption that we are all alike.

presumption,

theory,

opinion,

belief,

guess,

expectation,

fancy,

suspicion,

premise,

acceptance,

hypothesis,

anticipation,

inference,

conjecture,

surmise,

supposition,

presupposition,

premise,

postulation

theory,

opinion,

belief,

guess,

expectation,

fancy,

suspicion,

premise,

acceptance,

hypothesis,

anticipation,

inference,

conjecture,

surmise,

supposition,

presupposition,

premise,

postulation

fancy

If you fancy that something is the case, you think or suppose that it is so. • She fancied he was trying to hide a smile.

## Source

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**conjecture**from theDictionary definition

the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence; guess

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## Nearby words of 'conjecture'

- congruous
- conical
- conjectural
- conjecture
- conjugal
- conjunction
- conjuncture

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