[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
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to know or discover by intuition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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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