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English noun: guess

1. guess (communication) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Synonymsconjecture, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise

Broader (hypernym)opinion, view

Narrower (hyponym)divination

2. guess (cognition) an estimate based on little or no information

Synonymsdead reckoning, guessing, guesswork, shot

Broader (hypernym)approximation, estimate, estimation, idea

English verb: guess

1. guess (cognition) expect, believe, or suppose

SamplesI imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel.
I thought to find her in a bad state.
He didn't think to find her in the kitchen.
I guess she is angry at me for standing her up.

ExamplesThey guess that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsimagine, opine, reckon, suppose, think

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect

Narrower (hyponym)suspect

2. guess (communication) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

SamplesI am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again.
I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong.

Synonymshazard, pretend, venture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)speculate

Narrower (hyponym)anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise, surmise, suspect

3. guess (cognition) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

SamplesI estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds.

Synonymsapproximate, estimate, gauge, judge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out

Narrower (hyponym)assess, count, give, guesstimate, lowball, make, misgauge, place, put, quantise, quantize, reckon, set, truncate, underestimate

4. guess (cognition) guess correctly; solve by guessing

SamplesHe guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)figure out, lick, puzzle out, solve, work, work out

Narrower (hyponym)tell

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