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opine

[oh-pahyn] /oʊˈpaɪn/
verb (used with or without object), opined, opining.
1.
to hold or express an opinion.
Origin of opine
1575-1585
1575-85; < Latin opīnārī to think, deem
Related forms
unopined, adjective
Can be confused
opine, opinion.
Synonyms
say, suggest, allow, guess, imagine.
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  • Rehim Ali opined that they were scouts of a whole troop, and said it was dangerous to expose ourselves to an attack in the night.

  • "A fellow hadn't ought to let himself get careless up in the bush," he opined.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • They agreed to come and help me, but opined they wouldn't be wanted, as it would be raining before then.

    From Chart House to Bush Hut Charles W. L. Bryde
  • "Might be better in the long run, an' he did," opined the man, gloomily.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • Major-General Richard Ewell, riding at the head of his division, opined that it was as clear as the plains.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for opined

opine

/əʊˈpaɪn/
verb
1.
(when transitive, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinion: he opined that it was all a sad mistake
Word Origin
C16: from Latin opīnārī
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Word Origin and History for opined

opine

v.

"express an opinion," mid-15c., from Middle French opiner (15c.) and directly from Latin opinari "have an opinion, be of opinion, suppose, conjecture, think, judge," perhaps related to optare "to desire, choose" (see option). Related: Opined; opining.

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