Thursday, June 28, 2012

surmise


surmise [ v. ser-MAHYZ; n. ser-MAHYZ, SUR-mahyz ]
 noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to infer or guess without any logical or conclusive evidence
2. (intr.v.) to guess or deduce without evidence
3. (n.) a conjecture, idea or opinion that has been formed without any evidence or logical explanation
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He surmised the conclusion of the story to everyone's astonishment.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Some Syria-watchers have surmised that the American attack was carried out with the complicity of the Syrian authorities, even though it was incumbent on them to complain after the event.