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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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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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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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