Synonyms of 'guess'
to arrive at a correct estimate of (something) by guessingI can only guess what it cost her to tell you the truth.
estimate, , ,
Officials estimate it will be two days before electricity is restored to the island.
speculate, , , ,
The reader can speculate about what will happen next.
She surmised that they had discovered one of the illegal streets.
hazard a guess,
I would hazard a guess that they'll do fairly well.
to think or supposeI guess I'm just being paranoid.
The problem was more complex than he supposed.
I think he'll do a great job for us.
I believe you have something of mine.
I suspect they were right.
It is important to judge the weight of your washing load.
I imagine you're referring to me.
He reckoned he was still fond of her.
She fancied he was trying to hide a smile.
This may or may not be true; we are all conjecturing here.
an estimate or conclusion arrived at by guessingHe took her pulse and made a guess at her blood pressure.
This figure is five times the original estimate.
speculation, , ,
I had published my speculations about the future of the universe.
Your assertion is merely a conjecture, not a fact.
Her surmise proved correct.
shot in the dark,
My guess is that she's waiting for you to make the first move.
There's a popular supposition that we're publicly funded.
I have a feeling that everything will come right for us.
I had an idea that he joined the army later.
There is a theory that they met each other a few years ago.
the notion that musical ability is present from birth
He has a realistic notion of his capabilities.
I have a sneaking suspicion that they are going to succeed.
Different hypotheses have been put forward.
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work – The Process of Education]I never guess. It is a shocking habit - destructive to the logical faculty – The Sign of Four]
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in the sense of believe
to think, assume, or supposeI believe you have something of mine.
in the sense of conjecture
to form (an opinion or conclusion) from incomplete evidenceThis may or may not be true; we are all conjecturing here.
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