Meaning of surmise

sur•mise

Pronunciation: (v.sur-mīz'n.sur-mīz', sûr'mīz), [key]
— v., n. -mised, -mis•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.
—v.i.
  1. to conjecture or guess.
—n.
  1. a matter of conjecture.
  2. an idea or thought of something as being possible or likely.
  3. a conjecture or opinion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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