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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.


Synonymsinfer


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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