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[in-too-it, -tyoo-; in-too-it, -tyoo-]
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to know or receive by intuition.
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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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Related Words for intuiting

pin, conclude, apprehend, recognize, see, sense, flash, feature, comprehend, feel, get, track, know, distinguish, copy, realize, read, gather, appreciate, deduce

British Dictionary definitions for intuiting


  1. to know or discover by intuition
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Derived Formsintuitable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for intuiting



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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