[ oh-pahyn ]
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verb (used with or without object),o·pined, o·pin·ing.
  1. to hold or express an opinion.

Origin of opine

First recorded in 1575–85; is from Latin opīnārī “to think, deem”

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British Dictionary definitions for opine


/ (əʊˈpaɪn) /

  1. (when tr, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinion: he opined that it was all a sad mistake

Origin of opine

C16: from Latin opīnārī

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