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Definition 1: an estimate based on little or no information - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for guess in the sense of this definition

(guess is a kind of ...) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

"an estimate of what it would cost" "a rough idea how long it would take"

Definition 2: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for guess in the sense of this definition

(guess is a kind of ...) a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

"his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

(... is a kind of guess ) successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck

Definition 3: expect, believe, or suppose - [verb of cognition]

Samples where guess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I 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

Synonyms for guess in the sense of this definition

(guess is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

(... is a kind of guess ) hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

"The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"

Definition 4: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time) - [verb of cognition]

Samples where guess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

Synonyms for guess in the sense of this definition

(guess is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(... is a kind of guess ) approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one

"truncate a series"

(... is a kind of guess ) take account of

"You have to reckon with our opponents" "Count on the monsoon"

(... is a kind of guess ) calculate as being

"I make the height about 100 feet"

(... is a kind of guess ) estimate the value of (property) for taxation

"Our house hasn't been assessed in years"

(... is a kind of guess ) make a deliberately low estimate

"The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"

(... is a kind of guess ) estimate the duration or outcome of something

"He gave the patient three months to live" "I gave him a very good chance at success"

(... is a kind of guess ) estimate

"We put the time of arrival at 8 P.M."

(... is a kind of guess ) gauge something incorrectly or improperly

(... is a kind of guess ) approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values

(... is a kind of guess ) estimate based on a calculation

Definition 5: guess correctly; solve by guessing - [verb of cognition]

Samples where guess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize

Synonyms for guess in the sense of this definition

(guess is a kind of ...) find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

"did you solve the problem?" "Work out your problems with the boss" "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out" "did you get it?" "Did you get my meaning?" "He could not work the math problem"

(... is a kind of guess ) discern or comprehend

"He could tell that she was unhappy"

Definition 6: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation - [verb of communication]

Samples where guess or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for guess in the sense of this definition

(guess is a kind of ...) talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

"We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"

(... is a kind of guess ) make a prediction about; tell in advance

"Call the outcome of an election"

(... is a kind of guess ) imagine to be the case or true or probable

"I suspect he is a fugitive" "I surmised that the butler did it"

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