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opine

[ oh-pahyn ]
/ oʊˈpaɪn /
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verb (used with or without object), o·pined, o·pin·ing.

to hold or express an opinion.

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Origin of opine

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

OTHER WORDS FROM opine

un·o·pined, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH opine

opine , opinion
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British Dictionary definitions for opine

opine
/ (əʊˈpaɪn) /

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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