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 surmises
Democratic money people are now, one surmises, mostly in the place where they want to see this happen.Michael Tomasky on Why Obama Shouldn’t Defend Gay Marriage (For Now)|Michael Tomasky|March 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"It is any one of four different possibilities that we are working on," Redstone surmises in the voicemail.
Keenan surmises that law enforcement, including the FBI, may be applying the same tactics in this case.
The vague doubts and surmises which prevailed among the crowd without were shared in by the guests assembled within doors.Gerald Fitzgerald|Charles James Lever
To think of her holding her son's confidence, while she herself was left to speculate, made the need for surmises seem harder.The Man Who Was Good|Leonard Merrick
Before the battle actually began we were told little but surmised much, and our surmises proved moderately correct.A Company of Tanks|W. H. L. Watson
Raisky listened seriously, and surmises flitted across his mind.The Precipice|Ivan Goncharov
It is the difference between being right and being wrong; it is the difference between truth and surmises—facts or delusion.An Atheist Manifesto|Joseph Lewis
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.