opine

[oh-pahyn]

verb (used with or without object), o·pined, o·pin·ing.

to hold or express an opinion.

Nearby words

  1. ophüls,
  2. ophüls, max,
  3. opiate,
  4. opiate receptor,
  5. opiatic,
  6. opiniated,
  7. opinicus,
  8. opinion,
  9. opinion poll,
  10. opinionate

Origin of opine

First recorded in 1575–85, opine is from the Latin word opīnārī to think, deem

Related formsun·o·pined, adjective

Can be confusedopine opinion

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British Dictionary definitions for opine

opine

verb

(when tr, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinionhe opined that it was all a sad mistake

Word Origin for opine

C16: from Latin opīnārī

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Word Origin and History for opine

opine

v.

"express an opinion," mid-15c., from Middle French opiner (15c.) and directly from Latin opinari "have an opinion, be of opinion, suppose, conjecture, think, judge," perhaps related to optare "to desire, choose" (see option). Related: Opined; opining.

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