intuit

[ in-too-it, -tyoo-; in-too-it, -tyoo- ]
/ ɪnˈtu ɪt, -ˈtyu-; ˈɪn tu ɪt, -tyu- /

verb (used with or without object)

to know or receive by intuition.

Nearby words

  1. intrusive r,
  2. intrusively,
  3. intrust,
  4. intubate,
  5. intuc,
  6. intuition,
  7. intuitional,
  8. intuitionalism,
  9. intuitionism,
  10. intuitive

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

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British Dictionary definitions for intuiting

intuit

/ (ɪnˈtjuːɪt) /

verb

to know or discover by intuition
Derived Formsintuitable, adjective

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Word Origin and History for intuiting

intuit

v.

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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