[in-too-it, -tyoo-; in-too-it, -tyoo-]

verb (used with or without object)

to know or receive by intuition.

Origin of intuit

First recorded in 1770–80; back formation from intuition
Related formsin·tu·it·a·ble, adjectiveun·in·tu·it·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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to know or discover by intuition
Derived Formsintuitable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for intuit

1776, "to tutor," from Latin intuit-, past participle stem of intueri (see intuition). Meaning "to perceive directly without reasoning" is from 1840, in this sense perhaps a back-formation from intuition. Related: Intuited; intuiting.

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