verb (used with object), con·jec·tured, con·jec·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), con·jec·tured, con·jec·tur·ing.
Origin of conjecture
Synonyms for conjecture
Related Words for conjecturinggather, figure, conclude, feel, fancy, deem, expect, surmise, guess, glean, hypothesize, suspect, infer, presume, imagine, judge, estimate, believe, theorize, assume
Examples from the Web for conjecturing
Historical Examples of conjecturing
The Squire had little trouble in conjecturing, however, that Ben was at the bottom of it.Paul Prescott's Charge
To what use it will next be put I have no pleasure in conjecturing.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
But no needless time was spent in surmises and conjecturing.Three Boys in the Wild North Land
Egerton Ryerson Young
We must fall back upon history, and then go to conjecturing.In Defense of Harriet Shelley
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
After I had spent nearly half an hour in this sort of conjecturing.The Boy Tar
Word Origin for conjecture
late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from Old French conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from Latin coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, past participle of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.
early 15c., from conjecture (n.). In Middle English also with a parallel conjecte (n.), conjecten (v.). Related: Conjectured; conjecturing.