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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: , past participle of surmetre 'to accuse', from Latin supermettere 'to throw on', from mittere 'to send'

surmise

verb
     
sur‧mise [transitive]
formal to guess that something is true, using the information you know already
surmise that
When he came in, he didn't look up, so she surmised that he was in a bad mood.
surmise noun [uncountable and countable]
Charles was glad to have his surmise confirmed.

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