- to hold or express an opinion.
Origin of opine
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Examples from the Web for opines
Sure, they correlate with wealth, he opines, but perhaps aptitude does, as well.The Elite American College Pile-On
Michael S. Roth
September 15, 2014
“The president should have ordered the hanging of the local chief of security,” she opines.Gay Syrian Blogger a Hoax?
June 6, 2011
"You could say it's the blondes and Bethenny versus the brunettes," he opines cheerfully.Judgment Day for Real Housewives
June 9, 2010
And may we not say that the mind of the one who knows has knowledge, and that the mind of the other, who opines only, has opinion?The Republic
And his own way, he opines, must be the right way for every one.Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
I opines you takes my word for it that they are just what I says.Frank Merriwell's Triumph
Burt L. Standish
How can a man who opines or affirms, opine or affirm falsely — that is, opine or affirm the thing that is not?
He opines that this lignite is a mere indication of the immense vein of true carbon beneath.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
- (when tr, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinionhe opined that it was all a sad mistake
Word Origin and History for opines
"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.