verb (used with or without object), o·pined, o·pin·ing.
Origin of opine
Examples from the Web for opined
I opined about lobbying – smart clients hiring smart guys who use smart tactics to get smart with the government.
“There is a simple solution to save us from our worst selves: Get rid of reclining seats,” opined CNN commentator Maria Cardona.
“You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews,” he recently opined to Politico.Why TV Anchor Jorge Ramos Swam Across The Rio Grande|Lloyd Grove|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From a clinical point of view, Dr. Foehl opined, this behavior would be labeled as a “self-defeating personality disorder.”Why Antics by Several Republicans Suggest the Party Needs Therapy|Dean Obeidallah|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The very same question could have been asked of the host, who opined that “we should do a Sex and the City for the over-50 set.”Katie Couric’s Daytime TV Debut Makes Her America’s New Girlfriend|Howard Kurtz|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our nautical experts (who had been at sea for three weeks anyhow) opined that it was "steering" for the Diamond Fields.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
As the castle is three-quarters of a mile from the Craig, Edgar opined that the Colonel must have had sharp ears.A Witch of the Hills, v. 2-2|Florence Warden
Do you think of perching in Cumberland, as you opined when I was in the metropolis?Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II|Thomas Moore
"Seems like I've saw you before, somewheres," opined a thick man with round china blue eyes.Prairie Flowers|James B. Hendryx
"He hears you, he watches you, he rejoices in you," Lady Agnes opined.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for opined
Word Origin for opine
Word Origin and History for opined
"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.