opine

[oh-pahyn]

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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opine

verb
  1. (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 opining

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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