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Verb: surmise  su(r)'mIz
  1. Infer from incomplete evidence
  2. Imagine to be the case, true or probable
    "I surmised that the butler did it";
    - suspect
Noun: surmise  su(r)'mIz
  1. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    - guess, conjecture, supposition, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis

Derived forms: surmises, surmised, surmising

Type of: deduce, deduct, derive, guess, hazard, infer, opinion, pretend, venture, view

Encyclopedia: Surmise