verb (used with object), sur·mised, sur·mis·ing.
verb (used without object), sur·mised, sur·mis·ing.
Origin of surmise
Examples from the Web for surmise
He could surmise one item in keeping with young women of Somali heritage.
“In retrospect, one could surmise that ISIS has been working towards this point for years now,” he says.The Terrorist Caliph as Nation Builder in Iraq, Syria, and Beyond|Jamie Dettmer|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In any event, Sarkozy supporters are correct to surmise that his detention is bad timing for the comeback bid.France’s Ex-Prez Sarkozy Placed Under Formal Investigation for Corruption|Tracy McNicoll|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She did, however, choose to surmise that “The nationality of the shooter, it sounds Hispanic, Latino,” based on his name.The Ugliest, Creepiest Responses to the Fort Hood Shooting|Caitlin Dickson|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is no direct charge conveyed by Mr. Knox, but there is evidently expressed the language of doubt and surmise.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
The Hare and Squirrel occur together on a sign at Nuneaton; what the combination means it is difficult to surmise.The History of Signboards|Jacob Larwood
The trail had been washed out, but I scrambled up and found undisputed evidence that my surmise was correct.The Chalice Of Courage|Cyrus Townsend Brady
One might surmise that Fernando was domiciled on the continent of Europe, but that was all.Hieroglyphics|Arthur Machen
"He's planning to take over there all that he's got mined," added Robert, looking to me for confirmation of his surmise.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
noun (sɜːˈmaɪz, ˈsɜːmaɪz)
Word Origin for surmise
c.1400, "to charge, allege," from Old French surmis, past participle of surmettre "to accuse," from sur- "upon" (see sur-) + mettre "put," from Latin mittere "to send" (see mission). Meaning "to infer conjecturally" is recorded from 1700. Related: Surmised; surmising.
early 15c., legal, "a charge, a formal accusation;" see surmise (v.). Meaning "inference, guess" is first found in English 1580s.